Judge Nap: Sessions Appeared Defensive, Irritable at Senate Hearing
Sessions answered questions on a wide range of topics, including the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, Russia's interference in the 2016 election and his meetings with Russian officials.
"I know General Sessions to be a lot more intellectually honest and forthright than he appeared today," Napolitano said on "Outnumbered Overtime." "He appeared as though he didn't want to be there. I know it's an unpleasant experience to be there, and he quibbled with the questioner. General, just answer the question. Just be honest and answer the question and let them go on to the next."
He acknowledged that many of the questions - such as those from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) - were designed to make Sessions look bad or trap him, but the attorney general should know better than to appear so irritable.
He said it's Sessions' responsibility to answer all the questions completely and to make sure that the committee fully understands his answers.
"Each of these senators has a different motive. The Republicans just might want to throw him some softballs. The Democrats might want to do some of [Special Counsel] Bob Mueller's work for him," Napolitano said. "You just have to put up with this as the attorney general. It's just part of your job."
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