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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump.

    US Attorney General Interviewed by Mueller in Russia Investigation - Reports

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller spent several hours interviewing US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed to US media on Tuesday.

    Justice Department Sarah Isgur Flores told the New York Times that Sessions met with Mueller's office as part of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and reported collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

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    Sessions' interview marks the first time a member of Trump's cabinet has been questioned by the special counsel's office.

    Mueller’s investigation was launched in May to look into evidence that Russia allegedly attempted to influence the results of the 2016 US presidential election.

    Trump has denied allegations of collusion with Moscow. Russia, for its part, has repeatedly refuted accusations it interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and denied it was involved in a collusion to sway the vote.

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