Feb 2, 2018

Jeff Sessions on Nunes memo: "No department is perfect"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement Friday following the release of the controversial Nunes memo alleging FISA abuse by the FBI and Department of Justice.

I have great confidence in the men and women of this Department. But no Department is perfect.

Full statement:

“Congress had made inquiries concerning an issue of great importance for the country and concerns have been raised about the Department’s performance. I have great confidence in the men and women of this Department. But no Department is perfect.
Accordingly, I will forward to appropriate DOJ components all information I receive from Congress regarding this. I am determined that we will fully and fairly ascertain the truth.
We work for the American people and are accountable to them and those they have elected. We will meet that responsibility.”

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