WATCH: SNL Jeff Sessions Blames ‘Childhood Trauma’ For Not Remembering Russia Meetings
During Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update last night, Kate McKinnon returned as Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain the reason he doesn’t recall meeting with Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election.
“When I say ‘I do not,’ you say ‘recall,’” McKinnon’s Sessions said. “I do not…”
“Recall,” the audience yelled back.
Update co-anchor Colin Jost then pressed Sessions, saying he had overused the answer repeatedly during his Senate hearing.
“Well Colin, you know I had some memory problems stemming from a childhood trauma, you know — the passing of the Civil Rights Act,” McKinnon’s Sessions replied.
Asked about any recent contacts with Trump aides about the ongoing Russian investigation, McKinnon’s Sessions stated, “I do not recall,” before confiding to the audience: “You know I recall.”
Watch the video below via SNL: