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Jeff Sessions, grilled by Congress, says he has ‘no clear recollection’ of Papadopoulos pitch

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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

    Sessions’ testimony were his first public remarks since court documents showed he was aware of a young adviser’s desire to set up a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he “never lied” when he told lawmakers in previous hearings that he was not aware of any contact that occurred between members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia.

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler grilled Sessions about what he did after Papadopoulos mentioned his Russian government contacts at the meeting.

Regardless of his title, Papadopoulos evidently was emboldened enough to email several top Trump advisers – including campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and national chairman Sam Clovis – multiple times after learning in April 2016, from an “overseas professor” with ties to the Kremlin, that Russia had dirt on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.

Sessions told Rep. Jackson Lee that he stands by his June 13 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: “I have never met with, or had any conversation with, any Russians or foreign officials concerning any type of interference in the campaign.

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