Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced a wide range of questions during his Senate hearing — including about his taste in entertainment.
“Do you like spy fiction? John le Carré? Daniel Silva? Jason Matthews?” Republican Sen. Tom Cotton asked Sessions.
“Yeah, Alan Furst, David Ignatius — just finished Ignatius’ book,” Sessions replied
“Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?” Cotton asked.
“No. Yes, I do,” Sessions admitted.
Cotton wasn’t just fishing for book recommendations; he was trying to compare any claims of collusion between Sessions and Russian officials to something out of a spy novel.
Sessions responded to Cotton with his own literary allusion.
“It’s just like ‘Through the Looking Glass.’ I mean, what is this? … I’m accused of some sort of reception plotting some sort of influence campaign for the American election. It’s just beyond my capability to understand,” Sessions said.
During his questions, Cotton noted there’s still no public evidence that anyone in the Trump campaign actively colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.