“I do now recall the March 2016 meeting at the Trump Hotel that Mr. Papadopoulos attended. After reading his account and to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government or any other foreign government for that matter.” Jeff Sessions was back testifying in Congress, and his story about campaign contacts with Russia changed once again.

+ “Looks like is not enough basis to appoint a special counsel.” Politico: Sessions dampens GOP hopes for Clinton special counsel.

+ “If he or his deputy authorizes a new investigation of Mrs. Clinton, it would shatter norms established after Watergate that are intended to prevent presidents from using law enforcement agencies against political rivals.” Peter Baker: Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation. (The next time a norm returns to the scene, all of America will sound like an episode of Cheers…)

+ Here are some video highlights of the latest Jeff Sessions.

+ Sessions’ latest appearance before Congress comes in the wake of Julia Ioffe’s blockbuster piece on Wikileaks and Jr: The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks. (If you’ve ever felt like you were a disappointment to your dad, Donald Jr is the gift that keeps on giving.)