“I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign,” he said, “and those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false. And I don’t have anything else to say about that.”

Sessions was also asked whether he would step aside from investigating alleged ties between Trump’s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government, which Democrats and some Republicans have demanded.

“I have said whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself,” he said. “There’s no doubt about that.”