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Sessions deflects charges of lying about Trump campaign aide and Russia connection

DeAnn Orie | November 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, saying he never lied when he noted in previous testimony that he had no knowledge of any members of the Trump campaign meeting with Russia.

The AG says he does now remember a March 2016 meeting with George Papadopoulos, a member of the Trump campaign who allegedly lied to the FBI about his contact with Russians.

“I would like to address recent news reports regarding meetings during the campaign attended by George Papadopoulos and Carter Page, among others. Frankly, I had no recollection of this until I saw these news reports,” said Sessions, adding, “I have always told the truth, and I have answered every question as I understood them and to the best of my recollection, as I will continue to do today.”

According to reports, Sessions was on hand at a meeting...

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