Jeff Sessions Lied About Communications With Russia While Under Oath

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Date Originated: March of 2017
Categories: Jeff Sessions & Donald Trump
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two meetings with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election season, neither of which he admitted to during his confirmation hearing. When answering a question from Senator Al Fanken about potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials Sessions said: "I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.” A spokesperson for the Attorney General said that "[t]here was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer." Update: Sessions reported that he has decided to recuse himself from any investigation involving Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-...
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