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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Email: FBI Told Sessions He Didn’t Need to Disclose Contacts With Russian Ambassador

A newly released email bolsters Attorney General Jeff Sessions' claim that he only failed to disclose contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. on a form because an FBI agent told him that he did not have to do so.

In May, CNN broke the news that Sessions "did not disclose meetings he had last year with Russian officials when he applied for his security clearance," calling it "the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials."

At the time, Sessions' office claimed that they had not disclosed a pair of meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak because they were told by the FBI that the former Alabama Republican senator did not need to disclose meetings that were part of his official duties as a lawmaker.

The story received wide play, nonetheless, and was picked up by the Washington Post, CNBC, andPolitico.

But on Monday, CNN reported that a newly released email indicates Sessions was telling the truth.


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