The Washington Post reported yesterday (March 1st) that,
Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke twice with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. last year during the presidential campaign, while, then a senator, he was a supporter of and adviser to Donald Trump‘s campaign.
The report led to calls from Democratic members of Congress for Sessions to recuse himself from the Justice Department investigation into Russian interference in the election. Sessions didn’t reveal the talks with the ambassador when he said under oath during his confirmation hearing in January that he hadn’t had communication with the Russians.
Sessions said in a statement:
“I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”
Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores insisted that Sessions’ response during the questioning hadn’t been misleading. She said,
“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee.”
The news of the contacts came as it was also disclosed by three administration officials that White House lawyers have instructed aides to Trump to preserve materials that could be connected to the Russian interference probe.
More and more is coming out about the Trump campaign being in contact with Russia during the election. SMH