Jeff Sessions says he 'never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign'

Jeff Sessions.
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In response to a Washington Post report published Wednesday about two meetings he had last year with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a statement late in the night, saying he "never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign."

Sessions went on to say he has "no idea what this allegation is about. It is false." A spokeswoman for Sessions told the Post that when Sessions said during his confirmation hearing in January that he did not communicate with any Russians before the presidential election, he was not being misleading. When he met with Sergey Kislyak, Sessions was a senator, she continued, and the question was about "communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee."

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