Trump recalls little of Russian Federation meeting

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Jeff Sessions and "a few people" on the Trump campaign. The trip was "completely unrelated to my limited volunteer role with the campaign and as I've done dozens of times throughout my life".

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Jeff Sessions testifying during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington in October.

"I was one of many people on that email chain", the perpetually chatty Page told CNN's Jake Tapper in an on-air interview.

Facing questioning from lawmakers after his appointment in January, Sessions was asked by Senator Al Franken of Minnesota what he would do as head of the Justice Department if any members of President Donald Trump's election campaign or White House staff were found to have ties with Russian agents, DW reported. "He said Sessions did not react or comment one way or the other", Conaway told CNN.

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The former spokesman for the Pentagon said Mr Papadopoulos, who has since pleaded guilty to making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, was shot down by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A Sessions spokeswoman declined to comment this week on the March 31 meeting with Trump and campaign advisers, including Papadopoulos.

A source familiar with Sessions' comments to Congress told ABC News the attorney general "has been entirely truthful and consistent on this matter".

"Was that what you were saying - you don't believe that surrogates from the Trump campaign had communications with the Russians?"

It is the latest example to emerge of a Trump aide meeting with Russian officials during the 2016 election after initially denying that such contacts occurred.

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Page said it was the only time he met Sessions.

"It might be worth writing a letter and saying 'What happened?' I wouldn't mind writing a letter, because he was pretty definitive he never had that discussion about Russia", Graham of SC said in an interview.

Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., another member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called on Sessions to return to Capitol Hill.

While Democrats made clear that the Papadopoulos revelations raise new questions about whether Sessions told the truth to Congress, there was little indication they'd pursue the politically and legally uncertain possibility that the nation's top law enforcement official could be prosecuted for perjury. However, news reports from March revealed that Sessions had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential election.

"He may still have technically answered the question correctly", said Representative Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat.

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