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Justice Department: AG Jeff Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

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WASHINGTON  — Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign.

The Justice Department said Wednesday night that the two conversations took place last year when Sessions was a senator.

One was an office visit that occurred in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. The department says the other occurred in a group setting with other ambassadors following a Heritage Foundation speech.

Revelations of the contact, first reported by The Washington Post, were likely to fuel calls for him to step aside from an ongoing FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The White House did not immediately comment.

3 comments

  • John

    Who cares, he spoke to 30 others also!!! Besides Russia is not a threat Climate Change is the biggest threat to America. Just ask Obummer!!!

  • Scott

    It’s simply laughable that some are calling for his resignation over this. I remember that one time when the “acting” attorney general met on an airplane for 30 minutes with the husband of the democratic candidate who was being investigated by the DOJ in the midst of an election. But that couldn’t have been a problem. Sigh, the left has simply lost their minds and sound more and more foolish with each passing day.

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