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sessions denies lying, now recalls russia interaction

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sessions denies lying, now recalls russia interaction

by matt zapotosky and sari horwitz | washington postwashington – attorney general jeff sessions said tuesday that he has “always told the truth” in describing his knowledge of trump campaign contacts with russians – though he acknowledged he now recalls an interaction with a lower-level trump adviser who has said he told sessions about contacts who could help arrange a meeting between president trump and russian president vladimir putin.when asked previously about whether he believed surrogates from the trump campaign had communications with the russians, sessions said, speaking before the house judiciary committee. “i did not, and i’m not aware of anyone else that did, and i don’t believe it happened.”get top headlines in your inbox every afternoon. get the free pm report newsletter.sign upnow, sessions said he recalled a march 2016 meeting with trump campaign foreign policy adviser george papadopoulos. papadopoulos, in pleading guilty to lying to fbi agents, has admitted he told trump and a group of other campaign officials, including sessions, that he had contacts who could help arrange a meeting between trump and putin.“i do now recall the march 2016 meeting at trump hotel that mr. papadopoulos attended, but i have no clear recollection of the details of what he said at that meeting,” sessions said. “after reading his account, and to the best of my recollection, i believe that i wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the ...