On Wednesday, The Washington Post said that Jeff Sessions failed to make public his contacts with Russia's ambassador in Washington in July and September a year ago, when Sessions was a senator from Alabama.
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That same federal prosecutor, Rod J. Rosenstein, is being tapped again, this time by President Trump's attorney general, to oversee another high-profile case, the FBI's investigation into Russian meddling and any links between Russian officials and Trump's associates.
On Thursday, Sessions recused himself from any current or future investigations involving campaigns for president, but maintained he answered questions at his confirmation "honest and correct as I understood at the time".
Franken concluded by saying telling Sessions, "If it is determined that you lied to the committee and the American people under oath during your confirmation hearing, it is incumbent upon you to resign from your position as attorney general". A number of them called upon Sessions to recuse himself, which he has now done.
"I don't believe so", Sessions said. The latter, says the Indy, has called former MI6 spy Christopher Steele - the author of the notorious kompromat dossier on Trump - to give evidence. I've been on the Senate Armed Services Committee for 10 years, and in that time, have had no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. The revelation directly contradicts Sessions' sworn testimony to Congress in January that he did not meet with any Russian officials in the run-up to November's election.
Sessions did not mention the meetings with Sergey Kislyak during his confirmation hearings, when was asked if he knew of any contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.More news: Despite GOP Concerns, Wyoming Delegation Still Wants To Repeal And Replace
A person familiar with the matter told NPR's Carrie Johnson that on another occasion, after Sessions made a speech at the Heritage Foundation, he spoke with a small group of ambassadors including the Russian ambassador, that the group invited him to some events it was sponsoring, and that he made no commitments.
Indian diplomats have had similar meetings with Trump transition team officials and now with members of the administration, and could have easily done with a few more, but India is not Russian Federation and India has not been accused by the USA of meddling with the presidential election to help one of the nominees win. He has said he will recuse himself from probes into possible Russian interference.
"There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer". Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) said Sessions "clearly misled the Senate".
Jeff Sessions did indeed "have communications with the Russians" when he was a top Trump campaign advisor on national security. Democrats also sought a criminal perjury investigation.
Why, though, Carlson wondered, did former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's own Russian scandal not raise any red flags with him?
Rosenstein, the sole holdover USA attorney from the George W. Bush administration, is widely respected by Democrats and Republicans for his experience working on sensitive cases in the face of political pressure, according to attorneys he has worked with during his almost three decades in the department. But after Schumer answered one question from a reporter, Fox turned the sound off the NY senator and on for a split-screen interview with Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican. No date was provided.
Meanwhile, Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin Spokesman, said: "The negative effect for the idea to organize any dialogue with Russian Federation - yes, probably here - is evident".
"As we've said in this country ever since Watergate, nothing makes an ambiguous action look worse than trying to cover it up".