Sessions was colluding with Russian ambassador in 2016
Yes, this is a bigger scandal than Junior’s meeting with Russian agents at Trump Tower. WaPo drops another Friday night bombshell.
Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials.
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.
Can you say “perjury”? Can you say “treason”?
One U.S. official said that Sessions — who testified that he has no recollection of an April encounter — has provided “misleading” statements that are “contradicted by other evidence.” A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
Read the entire report by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller here – and keep in mind that this article comes 24 hours after news that Trump is making panicky moves to shut dowm Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s expanding Russiagate probe. The news may well be related to a report posted to the Patribotics blog on June 13 concerning intercepts from Kislyak’s telephone.