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U.S. intelligence intercepts found Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign matters with Russian ambassador

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in more hot water regarding previous contacts with Russian officials during the Trump campaign.

According to a report from the Washington Postconversations between Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Sessions were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies. Those conversations per U.S. intelligence officials based on the recordings were about the Trump campaign, something Sessions said did not occur in previous disclosures.

Via the Washington Post:

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United States and in Russia. Sessions initially failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said that the meetings were not about the Trump campaign.

Sessions’ proclamation that he didn’t have meetings with the Russians regarding the Trump campaign originally came back in March when the Attorney General recused himself from the Russian probe saying “I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign”.

These latest revelations come in the wake of Donald Trump telling the New York Times that he wouldn’t have selected Sessions as his attorney general if he knew the AG would recuse himself from the Russian probe. Trump further mentioned he believed Sessions’ actions with his recusal was “unfair” to the president.

The latest regarding Sessions and Russia also comes twice over the former senator testified under oath about connections with Russia. The first coming during his confirmation hearing which he wasn’t totally truthful and his second during a testimony in front of the Senate.

In any sense with the turnover currently happening within the Trump administration it seems like it’s only a matter of time before Sessions leaves his post at the Department of Justice. It’s also becoming easier to connect the dots regarding the Trump campaign and its connections with the Kremlin.

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