Attorney General Jeff Sessions has removed himself from an FBI investigation claiming Russia interfered with the U.S. election after new information reveals he met with Russians during the election.
New information claims that in September, Sessions and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak had a private conversation in Session’s office. And in July, they spoke at a meeting with several other Russians at the Republican National Convention.
At the time, Sessions was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, but was already a prominent member of Trump’s campaign team.
Democrats say he lied under oath at the confirmation hearing about contacts with the Russian ambassador. But President Trump defends Sessions saying he’s an honest man, and that although he could have stated his responses more accurately, it was clearly not intentional. He then accused Democrats of going on a ‘witch hunt’.
Michael Flynn has already been fired from his position as National Security Advisor for conversations with Russia. We are now learning that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was also with Flynn when he met with Kislyak in December.