AG Jeff Sessions clarifies testimony on Russian contacts

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clarified his confirmation hearing testimony to acknowledge having spoken twice last year with the Russian ambassador.

The filing Monday amends testimony Sessions gave in January when he said he did not have communications with the Russians.

Sessions last week acknowledged that he had spoken with the ambassador once at the Republican National Convention last July and again at a meeting in his Senate office in September.

He agreed to recuse himself from any investigations involving the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the presidential election.

Sessions maintains in Monday’s filing that he had answered the question honestly. He says he didn’t mention communication with the ambassador because the question had not asked about it.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

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