The department also confirmed that it was considering a special counsel to investigate the foundation of former president Bill Clinton, and its ties to companies involved in a deal that sold USA uranium rights to a Russian state company.
Also unclear Tuesday was how Sessions might appoint such a special counsel for some of the issues, given that he has recused himself from investigative matters involving the 2016 campaign due to his vocal support of Trump and fierce public criticism of Clinton.
It's alleged that the Obama administration only approved the deal after a US$145million donation was given to the Clinton's charitable foundation.
"I have not been improperly influenced and would not be improperly influenced" by the president, Sessions said.
It also comes a day after the Justice Department told the chair of the committee, Rep. "And if you're now just considering it, what is it going to take to get a special counsel?"
Peter Zeidenberg, who once served as deputy special counsel in the investigation of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, said "the best-case scenario" is that the attorney general is trying simply to mollify an angry president and doesn't really plan to name a special counsel.
"It would take a factual basis that meets the standards of the appointment of a special counsel", Sessions responded after Jordan read off a list of reasons why he believed an appointment was necessary.
He did not, however, rule out that a special counsel could be appointed if the proper standards were met. You can have your idea, but sometimes we have to study what the facts are and to evaluate whether it meets the standard that requires a special counsel. "Is it proper, is that what you're asking?"
"The Department of Justice can never be used to retaliate politically against opponents... that would be wrong", Mr Sessions said.
"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems".
We know the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, paid for, through the law firm, paid for the dossier [that alleges Trump-Russia ties].
He said in a tweet that if Mr Sessions bends to pressure from Trump "it could spell the end of the DOJ as an independent institution".
O'Neill said of his contract situation: "I haven't spoken to John since we talked about it, so I'll speak to John, I'm sure". Everybody is entitled to a little bit of luck, so I totally disagree with you.
Pick an angel and drop off their gift by December 6 and the Salvation Army will deliver it to the child by Christmas. The Salvation Army says donation kettles with bell ringers raise around $30 per hour in donations.
The campaign, named " Cards Against Humanity Saves America", is a six-day campaign of sending "gifts" to anyone who ponies up $15. The first of those surprises will include a map of the vacant plot on the border, some new cards for the game, and other goodies.
Technically, the PowerPass program had already kicked off by the time GameStop made the decision to temporarily shut it down. There is no word on when GameStop plans to finally release the program, or what software glitches need to be handled.
Dubbed " EngineerMode " the tool has been designed as an easy way for phone makers to test the hardware on their devices. The application was present on several models of OnePlus devices including OnePlus 3 , OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 5 .
The ministry said US-led coalition planes instead tried to impede Russian Aerospace Forces operations in the area. The ministry said it would investigate the incident, which it blamed on a civilian employee.
Israeli officials are giving a lukewarm reaction to an global agreement laying out principles for post-war Syria. Netanyahu said he told Washington and Moscow Monday that Israel will act according to its "security needs".
This lawsuit comes as the ride-hail company is working to revamp its image after a tumultuous year wrought with public scandals. An Uber spokesperson said the company received the complaint today and is now reviewing it.
Bank of England reveals last day to use old £10 notes
The Bank of England says they are also an improvement on the previous version in terms of security and durability. The old £10 note will cease to be legal tender from 1 March 2018, the Bank of England has confirmed.
Three UCLA players could remain in China for week or two
The trio remains in China, even as the rest of the UCLA men's basketball team traveled back to the United States on Saturday. The elder Ball played one season in Westwood and left early for the National Basketball Association draft.
Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo
It calls on Saudi Arabia to not target school, hospitals or other targets on its no-strike list and to broadly improve targeting. Saudi officials say the missile was supplied by Iran , and enforced the blockade as retaliation.
Richard Sherman and CJ Prosise land on IR
But Maxwell lasted only one season in Philadelphia, shipped off to Miami along with Kiko Alonso in what amounted to salary dumps. The 29-year-old has gone through a workout with Seattle on Monday morning prior to re-signing with the team.
Diamondbacks' Torey Lovullo wins NL Manager of the Year
Molitor won the AL version of the award for leading the Twins to a wild-card berth this year after they lost 103 games in 2016. Molitor, who was elected to the Hall of Fame as a player in 2004, is the second Hall of Famer to be named Manager of the Year.
Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver
Explained the victimized Uber driver , 'I didn't want to get her in trouble, ' before eventually demanding Warner to get out. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson ordered an investigation into the incident and chose to fire Warner .
Congresswomen accuse two USA lawmakers of sexual harassment
She dropped a bombshell allegation in her testimony, saying that two active members of Congress are known to be sexual harassers. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., said the current sexual harassment training, which isn't mandatory , is underutilized.
Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses
Note that in the wake of opening the tenth tab, Quantum starts to give a squiggly stacking hint on new tabs. Firefox once commanded roughly a fourth of the web browser market, but its share has slid in recent years.