"The president speaks his mind; he is bold and direct in what he says", Sessions told members of the House Judiciary Committee. It was after Sessions's recusal that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller 3rd to lead the investigation into the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
Mr Page's trip has drawn scrutiny in inquiries into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election.
Sessions testified that he now remembers the meeting Papadopoulos, but his memory about conversations is limited.
Sessions' testimony appears likely to keep the controversy over Russian Federation boiling as Special Counsel Robert Mueller accelerates his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
"We travelled all the time, sometimes to several places in one day".
Some legal experts said there is a strong argument that Sessions committed perjury at an October 18 oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In recent weeks, unsealed court documents have called into question the attorney general's previous testimony about his interactions with Russians, and his knowledge of others' interactions, when he was an official with the Trump campaign.
Now, Sessions said he recalled a March 2016 meeting with Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.
"I believe that I wanted to make clear that he wasn't authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter", he testified.
Sessions answered by trying to give context: "When I became United States Attorney in 1981, and drugs were being used widely, over a period of years, it became unfashionable, unpopular, and... it was seen as such that good people didn't use marijuana".
Or, so Sessions tells the House Judiciary Committee. As well, another aide, Carter Page, told Congress in private statements that he had alerted Sessions about a meeting he planned in Russian Federation during the campaign. "I have always told the truth, and I have answered every question as I understood them and to the best of my recollection, as I will continue to do today ..."
Sessions grew angry in response, repeating that he had never lied under oath.
Jordan grilled Sessions on various claims that the Obama-era Federal Bureau of Investigation colluded with Democrats to elevate the dossier put together by ex-British spy Christopher Steele that made various Russian-related allegations about President Trump.
"Everything I said to President Trump is exactly what I've vocalized on my show", Pirro said via a Fox News spokesperson.