AG Jeff Sessions did not disclose Russian contacts on security clearance form, felony

From The Independent

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly did not disclose meetings he had last year with a Russian official when he applied for his security clearance, according to the Department of Justice.

This new revelation is the latest example of Mr Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with members of the Russian government.

According to CNN, Mr Sessions – who spoke twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, once in the former senator’s office – did not note these interactions on his application for security clearance. The form requires the person applying to list “any contact” he or his family had with a “foreign government” or its “representatives” over the past seven years, officials said.

Mr Sessions came under fire earlier this year after the Washington Post reported that he had failed to disclose interactions with Mr Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings for attorney general. He had also not disclosed the meetings in an official questionnaire.

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