In a bombshell piece The Washington Post has reported that Attorney General Jeff Sessions twice met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. last year, something he lied about during his confirmation hearing.
According to the Post, Sessions had a private phone conversation with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in Session’s office. The call was made “at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.”
At the time of the conversation Sessions was not only a senior member of the Armed Services Committee; he was one of then-candidate Trump’s top foreign policy advisers.
During Session’s confirmation hearing in the Judiciary Committee on January 10th, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked him what actions he would take if he was presented evidence that someone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.