Jeff Sessions Admits Meeting with Russian Officials But Denies He Committed Perjury
By Steve Neavling
Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged today that he met with Russian officials at least twice during the Donald Trump campaign, but insisted the election was never discussed.
During a press conference at 4 p.m., Sessions also said he plans to recuse himself from future investigations into the Trump campaign after consulting with Justice Department staff.
“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions said.
The attorney general insisted he didn’t commit perjury by denying he had communication with Russian officials during his confirmation hearing, saying the meetings were unrelated to the presidential campaign.
Reports that suggested he exchanged information with the Russians, Sessions said, are “totally false.”
Sessions said he was having trouble remembering details of the discussions with a Russian ambassador.
“I don’t remember a lot of it,” Sessions said.
Meanwhile, some Democrats are calling for Sessions to resign and want a special prosecutor appointed to investigated the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
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