AG Jeff Sessions denies meeting with Russians to discuss political campaign

"And then we can decide whether he should resign or not", Franken said.

The revelation caused Republicans to break ranks Thursday morning over the proper response from the Trump administration. "Attorney General Sessions has never had the credibility to oversee the FBI investigation of senior Trump officials' ties to the Russians".

With the Democratic National Committee getting hacked and emails about Hillary Clinton, 69, getting leaked, Russian Federation was on the minds of Dems during Jeff's confirmation hearings. "Now Jeff Sessions is [Attorney General] the final say on the law enforcement investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation?"

The Jewish Minnesota Democrat tweeted about Sessions after the Washington Post revealed the two meetings, which Sessions specifically denied in an answer to Franken during his hearing.

In a conversation Wednesday evening, a spokesperson for House Democratic Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, said that she feels that Sessions lied under oath and is demanding his immediate resignation.

Trump has denied multiple reports that people connected to his campaign had connections with members of the Russian government during the election season. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It said that of the 19 lawmakers who responded, none had met with Kislyak.

An aide to Sessions said one of the meetings was brief after a public event, and the other was in his office but only dealt with issues related to his role as a senator.

President Donald Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, is under fire from Democrats and the media over accusations that he met with Russian officials during the presidential campaign.

The story broke on the same day The New York Times detailed efforts by members of the Obama Administration to disseminate information about possible contacts between associates of then-President-elect Trump and Russian Federation.

While the media alleged that Flynn may have discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with Kislyak, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Tuesday that the two did not talk about the issue.

Justice Department officials said Sessions met with Kislyak on September 8 in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, not as a Trump campaign official.

FILE - Senate Judiciary Committee member Senator Al Franken, D-Minn. questions Attorney General-designate, Senator Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017, during the committee's confirmation hearing for Sessions.

"I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign", Sessions told NBC News on Thursday.

  • Leroy Wright