During Senate Confirmation Hearing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions Lied About Meeting Russian Ambassador

 In Conflicts Of Interest, Flip Flops, Russia   Last Updated: July 29, 2017

Justice Department officials noted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States, two times during the presidential campaign in 2016, including one private meeting with Kislyak in Sessions’ Senate Office in September 2016.  During his January 10 confirmation hearing to become Attorney General, when asked by Senator Al Franken if he had been in contact with the Russians, Sessions stated “I did not have communications with the Russians.”

The office of the Attorney General will potentially be investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, but Sessions has recused himself from any investigations on this topic.

 

 

 

 

Entous, Adam, Ellen Nakashima, and Greg Miller. “Sessions Met with Russian Envoy Twice Last Year, Encounters He Later Did Not Disclose.” The Washington Post. WP Company, 01 Mar. 2017. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.
Sessions Announces Recusal from Russia-related Probes, Denies Misleading Congress.”Fox News. FOX News Network, 2 Mar. 2017. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.

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