Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told Moscow he discussed campaign matters on two occasions with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then a senator and Trump campaign surrogate, during the 2016 election, The Washington Post reported Friday night, citing U.S. intelligence intercepts of Kislyak's communications.
Sessions initially said he "did not have communications with the Russians," claiming he did not remember any such meetings, and then later said the talks were not about campaign matters. The first meeting happened during the Republican National Convention last summer, and the second happened in September.
President Trump expressed regret over his appointment of Sessions in an interview Wednesday, before the Post report. "A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!" Trump tweeted Saturday morning, again suggesting his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, should be subject to investigation instead of his team.