The Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, November 14, and made an important concession, one that may strengthen the case that the Trump campaign colluded with the Putin government in Russia.
Sessions, a U.S. Senator until this February, held no formal position within the Donald Trump campaign organization. But he was an early supporter thereof, he was active throughout, and a longtime aide of his, Stephen Miller, was Trump’s senior policy adviser from January 2016 through election day.
On previous occasions, Sessions has testified on Capitol Hill that he was unaware of any contact between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
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In Tuesday’s testimony, Sessions conceded that “I do now recall” a meeting at which a campaign advisor, George Papadopoulos, did tell him and the others present about Papadoloulos’ contacts with Moscow, and proposed a Trump-Putin meeting.