Sessions: I ‘Have No Reason to Doubt’ Roy Moore Accusers

During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General and former Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions stated he has “no reason to doubt” Alabama Republican Senate nominee Judge Roy Moore’s accusers.

After he was asked about Moore’s accusers by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Sessions stated, “I am — have no reason to doubt these young women.”

Jackson Lee then asked if Moore should be seated if he wins the election and if the DOJ would investigate Moore.

Sessions responded, “We will evaluate every case as to whether or not it should be investigated. This kind of case would normally be a state case. I would say, Representative Jackson Lee, that the ethics people at the Department of Justice, and I’ve talked to them about that when this campaign started, it’s the seat I used to hold, they advised me that the attorney general should not be involved in this campaign.”

Jackson Lee concluded the exchange by saying that she wanted to confirm that if Moore is in the Senate, “there would be the possibility of referring his case for at least a federal review by the Department of Justice.”

Sessions responded to that by stating, “We will do our duty.”

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