In the coming weeks the lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee will interview Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The focus of the interview will be to delve further into what Sessions knows about contacts between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign officials and Russian officials during to 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Reportedly, Sessions will be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee panel on November 30.
Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, who has become well known for his many shady Russian ties, was indicted for conspiracy and money laundering, along with Rick Gates. You can watch the video below courtesy of MSNBC:
Along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Senate Intelligence Committee will be interviewing Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist as part of its investigation into Russia’s role in the United States presidential election and any possibility of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Akhmetshin was at the famous Trump tower meeting that took place in June 2016. Trump Jr. famously met with a Russian lawyer in hopes that the information she promised to provide would damage former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Akhmetshin was already interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee once before.
The news that Sessions will be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee comes on the heels of a former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, George Papadopoulos, having plead guilty to lying to F.B.I. He was questioned about ties to a professor that was tied to the Russian government during the U.S. presidential race in 2016.
Court documents revealed to the public last week say that George Papadopoulos communicated the fact that he had connections to Russia and told campaign officials that he would be happy to arrange a meeting of then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Reportedly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was present at the meeting and declined Papadopoulos’ offer. The issue comes in at the fact that Sessions having heard the offer and declined the it would directly contradict what Sessions previously told the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions said previously that he had no knowledge of contact between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Another former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Carter Page, testified before the panel that he informed Sessions of the trip he had planned to take last summer to Russia. During that trip, according to Page, he met with officials from the Russian government.
President Trump and Sessions have both denied all allegations made about the Trump presidential campaign coordinated with Russian operatives during the course of the 2016 presidential election. Sessions scoffed at the suggestion while appearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee panel before, calling it a “detestable lie.”
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