It seems that his recollection of an encounter with now guilty pleading George Papadapoulos, is different than what Congressionsl investigators where told by him….:awmakers on both sides of the aisle want some more answers from the former Senator….
Sessions has ‘not remembered’ several meetings he actually HAD with Russian officials …..
There is interest from Democrats on both the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees for Sessions to formally clarify his remarks made before both committees given what’s now known about his interactions with Papadopoulos, a Senate aide told CNN. The source said the request for clarification could take several forms, such as having Sessions testify again or submitting a clarification in writing, but that has not yet been determined.
On Wednesday, lawmakers from both parties said Sessions needs to explain the discrepancies. And Democrats were sharply critical.
“Jeff Sessions concealed his meetings with the Russians and he had an obligation to be more forthcoming about meetings that involved Papadopoulos,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat who sits on the Senate judiciary committee.
Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat who sits on the Senate intelligence committee, said that despite Sessions’ testimony before the panel earlier this year, “it turns out he was at this meeting with George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos proposed meeting with Putin and Trump. He didn’t disclose that to the committee.”
Heinrich added it calls into question “whether he is being honest and forthright with the committee and what does that mean for the highest law enforcement officer in the country?”
Sen. John Cornyn, the No. 2 in Republican leadership who serves on the intelligence and judiciary panels, said he was unaware of Sessions’ attendance at that meeting until now.
He added: “I certainly think it’s a legitimate area of inquiry” for lawmakers to pursue….
One has to think that this person HAS flipped and is spilling thye beans to Mueller’s people thereby putting pressure on others to jettison Trump and cover their own butts….
The idea that there was NOT Russian contacts with the Trump campaign is NOT GONNA hold….
This is BIGGER than Manafort….
George Papadopolous, another of those first five campaign advisors announced in March 2016 (Carter Page was another), pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2017, to making false statements to FBI. Unsealed this morning.