Tag: Sessions

FactChecking Sessions on Drugs

On NBC10 in Philadelphia, SciCheck reporter Vanessa Schipani discusses two questionable claims that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made about marijuana and opioids. During an address to law enforcement at the Justice Department on March 15, Sessions said marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin, an…

Sessions’ Dubious Drug Claims

In an address to law enforcement, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made two dubious claims about marijuana and opioids: Sessions said marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin, an illicit opioid. Experts says heroin is three times more harmful than marijuana based…

Video: Sessions and the Russian Ambassador

In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper drills down on then-Sen. Jeff Sessions statement that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the 2016 presidential campaign. Sessions, who is now the U.S. attorney general, made that comment at a…

Did Sessions ‘Lie’?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” when he said he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the presidential campaign. She has called on him to resign. Sessions says that, in context, his…

The Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings, Day 1

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, went before Senate colleagues for the first confirmation hearing of the incoming administration. With protesters interrupting throughout, Sessions denied accusations that he harbored racist views or had sympathy for the KKK.…