FACT CHECK: Sessions Vows To Probe FISA Abuse, But Trump’s Patience Appears Thin

February 28, 201812:07 PM ET

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended himself and the Justice Department on Wednesday after more criticism from President Trump.

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Updated at 1:48 p.m. ET

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to defend President Trump in the Russia imbroglio, but Trump has slapped Sessions down — again — for work he says isn’t good enough.

The attorney general said on Tuesday Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz would look into the kernel of what Republicans call the real Russia story: the alleged abuse by the FBI and Justice Department of their surveillance powers.

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