Jeff Sessions now recalls campaign meeting where Russia discussed

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:48:28 AM. Jeff Sessions says he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed.
Video: Jeff Sessions faced a tough line of questioning from committee Democrats. (Phot: AP/Alex Brandon) (ABC News) US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions says he now recalls a meeting with then-candidate Donald Trump and aides where campaign connections to Russia were discussed, despite earlier testifying that he was unaware of any such contacts. The comment by Mr Sessions to a House of Representatives panel did not reveal any new link between the Trump team and Russia, but it was another example of the top US law enforcement official offering a different version of events as MPs try to work out if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Mr Sessions, addressing the House Judiciary Committee, said he recalled the March 2016 meeting where foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos was present. "But I have no clear recollection of the details of what he said during that meeting," Mr Sessions said. Mr Papadopoulos, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia, told the Trump campaign meeting that he had connections with Moscow and could help arrange a meeting between Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to court documents. Mr Sessions had said during his January Senate confirmation hearing that he was unaware of communications between the campaign and Russia. In another Senate hearing last month, Mr Sessions testified he had no improper involvement with Russians and was not aware of anyone else from the campaign who...Read more
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