Report: Jeff Sessions suddenly acknowledges Trump campaign discussion about Putin ‘connections’

During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions denied having knowledge of “any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government during the course of the campaign.” But according to numerous reports and former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos’ newly disclosed guilty plea for making false statements to the FBI, Sessions and Trump participated in a March 2016 conversation about whether Trump should meet with Putin — a meeting in which Papadopoulos made clear he could arrange a Trump-Putin rendezvous because of his “connections.” NBC’s report is the latest evidence that the conversation did indeed happen.

Sessions’ confirmation hearing wasn’t the only sworn testimony he offered that looks dubious in light of the Papadopoulos revelations. As CNN details, “Sessions testified in June that he wasn’t aware of any conversations between ‘anyone connected to the Trump campaign’ and Russians about ‘any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States.” Sessions was also “asked under oath at a Senate hearing last month if he believed Trump campaign surrogates had communications with Russians, [and he] replied, ‘I did not and I’m not aware of anyone else that did, and I don’t believe it happened.’”

via Report: Jeff Sessions suddenly acknowledges Trump campaign discussion about Putin ‘connections’ – ThinkProgress

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