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Top Democrat calls for investigation into Jeff Sessions, ties to Russia

Jeff Sessions, John Conyers, News, Russia -

Top Democrat calls for investigation into Jeff Sessions, ties to Russia

Rep. John Conyers, the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, is now calling for a new investigation into Attorney General Jeff Sessions after it came out that Sessions had failed to disclose contacts with Russian officials during his security clearance filings.

Conyers called the omissions “a troubling pattern of behavior by the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.”

“In the face of an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with the Russian government – an investigation from which Mr. Sessions is recused because of his failure to disclose similar contacts – the Attorney General’s decision to omit this information from his security clearance application demands the House Judiciary Committee’s careful review,” Conyers said in a statement.

Now, Conyers is calling on Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte for immediate action.

According to a statement made on Wednesday by spokesman Ian Prior, Sessions had omitted the contacts as a matter of practicality.

“As a United States Senator, the Attorney General met hundreds – if not thousands – of foreign dignitaries and their staff,” Prior said in a statement. “In filling out the SF-86 form, the Attorney General’s staff consulted with those familiar with the process, as well as the FBI investigator handling the background check, and was instructed not to list meetings with foreign dignitaries and their staff connected with his Senate activities.”

 

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