Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in the hot seat amid new revelations that he met twice in 2016 with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sessions denies that he had any election-related contact with the Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and that the conversations pertained to his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee. But Sessions was a top advisor and surrogate to Trump during the campaign and during his confirmation hearing Sessions seemed to deny any contact with Russian officials during the campaign. That statement now appears to be incomplete at best. Sessions, who had previously said he would not recuse himself from any probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign, is facing calls from members of his own party to step aside in the investigation. Meanwhile, Democrats are rallying for Sessions#8217 resignationmdashand even prosecution. Whatever the facts of the case, it#8217s clearly a distraction for the Trump Administration coming just as it was building some momentum off the joint address.
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#8220I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign, and those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false. And I don#8217t have anything else to say about that.#8221 mdash Attorney General Jeff Sessions to NBC News Thursday morning. new revelations that he met twice in 2016 with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S.(责任编辑：东升彩票官网平台) 本文地址：http://www.npohm21.com/chanqianbibei/duoyuanyingyang/201908/2420.html