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Watch Al Franken and Jeff Sessions spar over meetings with Russians

The senator says Sessions is moving the goalposts on the issue.
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The latest chapter in the stormy relationship between Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions played out at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday. 

During a Judiciary Committee hearing, the Minnesota Democrat accused Sessions of "moving the goalposts" with shifting answers about his conversations with Russian officials. 

Sessions seemed frustrated by Franken's line of questioning, at one point saying, "I don't have to sit here and listen..." before he was interrupted by the committee chair. 

Sessions complained that Franken was allowed to spend "10 minutes improperly framing the issue," and repeated that he'd had no improper discussions. 

Watch Franken's questioning of Sessions below. You can also see Wednesday's entire hearing here

What were they arguing about? 

In his confirmation hearings after Sessions was picked by President Trump to be Attorney General, Franken confronted Sessions about civil rights issues and claims of voter fraud.

But Wednesday, Franken's focus was squarely on Sessions' conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. 

Franken said that back in January Sessions had denied any conversations with Russians, but his response has changed since then. 

"Your responses morphed from, 'I did not have communications with the Russians,' to, 'I did not discuss ... the political campaign,' and then finally going to, 'I did not discuss interference in the election.' That, to me, is moving the goal posts every time. ... By the end, we're going to a 75-yard field goal."

Sessions said that in the January hearing he was responding to the suggestion of a continuous exchange of information with Russian officials, which he said never happened.

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