Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

Trevor Jackson
November 6, 2017

That 2016 offer was revealed Monday, when Special Counsel Robert Mueller unsealed court documents relating to his investigation of Russian efforts to influence the election.

After the trip, the foreign policy adviser sent an email to at least one Trump campaign aide.

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"Sen. Franken, I'm not aware of any of those activities", Sessions told Franken.

Even so, it's unclear how hard Democrats will go after Sessions even if they conclude that he lied to Congress. But on Thursday, the person familiar with Sessions' recollections said, "the attorney general has no clear recollection of this person".

Both Papadopoulos' and Page's statements appear to cast doubt on comments made by Sessions to the Senate multiple times since his confirmation hearing in early January, as well as remarks made by the president.

The March 24, 2016 email in question was highlighted in the plea agreement Papadopoulos entered into after lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about the extent of his contacts with individuals like Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor of diplomacy who allegedly spent months trying to connect Papadopoulos with Russian officials.

"I'd like to minimize bringing more people into it".

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According to a document describing charges against the adviser, Papadopoulos attended a "national security meeting" in DC with then-candidate Trump and other foreign policy advisers, on March 31 2016.

On Sessions, Gordon said: "I don't fault the senator for not recalling things Carter (Page) or George (Papadopoulos) may have told him in private settings".

"The attorney general needs to explain to our committee what are the obvious implications of his presence at that meeting, and how he can square that with his testimony to our committee", said Sen.

"Was that what you were saying, you don't believe that surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians?"

This is not the first time lawmakers have accused Sessions of withholding information from congressional testimony about interactions with or about Russians while working with the Trump campaign.

"Sessions should come back before [the Senate Judiciary Committee]", Schumer said on The Rachel Maddow Show.

"He now needs to come back before the Committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he can not seem to provide truthful, complete answers to these important and relevant questions", Leahy said in a statement. A guy he had never met before, grabs him, 'Hey, I'm out on the team.

In his traditional Friday appearance on Shepard Smith Reporting, Wallace noted that a new Attorney General might be inclined to get involved in the Russian Federation probe, which Sessions has recused himself from.

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