Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor, spoke to MSNBC on Thursday blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for suddenly remembering a meeting he was in with Donald Trump and former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos.
“It’s interesting how federal criminal investigations tend to sharpen one’s memory,” Mariotti said.
Mariotti was speaking with anchor Katy Tur alongside MSNBC national security correspondent Ken Dilanian about how Sessions suddenly was able to recall a meeting that was revealed in court documents earlier this week.
Dilanian said that “congressional investigators now want to call Sessions back” to clarify his previous statements.
“This would be the third time that he’s had to amend his recollections about his contacts with Russians,” said Dilanian.
Mariotti told viewers that it’s important to listen to Sessions carefully on the language used in his testimony.
“I’ve spent a lot of time listening to people testify and cross-examining them,” he said, pointing out that when Sessions was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee in June, “he really didn’t answer the question.”
“It is interesting how federal criminal investigations tend to sharpen one’s memory,” Mariotti said.
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