Published: Mon, July 24, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related issues with Kislyak

Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related issues with Kislyak

President Donald Trump is suggesting that he isn't considering pardoning aides or associates who are being investigated for ties to Russian Federation.

Sergei Kislyak, Russia's controversial ambassador to Washington, on July 22 departed from the United States as he ended his nine-year term as Moscow's chief diplomat to its main global rival.

The revelation prompted the attorney general to recuse himself from the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Russian interference in the election and any ties between that government and the Trump operation.

The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session.

The Department of Justice says Sessions stands by his previous assertion he never had conversations with Russian officials about any type of interference with the election.

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According to Punch, the President said this while addressing the country after a meeting with the country's Council of Ministers. President Muhammadu Buhari has met with state Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

"A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop!"

The president's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has also been criticized for failing to immediately disclose a meeting with Kislyak on his security clearance questionnaire.

Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have both agreed to negotiate with the Senate Judiciary Committee to provide documents "and be interviewed... prior to a public hearing" in regards to its Russian Federation probe, according to statement from the office of committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.

Trump Jr. brought on Karina Lynch, a regulatory attorney based in Washington, D.C. Lynch as worked with the Williams and Jensen law firm since 2005, and before that, she worked on Capitol Hill for Sen.

In an interview with the New York Times published on Wednesday, Trump said he wouldn't have picked Sessions in the first place had he known he was going to recuse himself. It is not clear why the president holds the Times responsible.

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