Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Russia’s ambassador during the election despite telling his confirmation he had “no communications with the Russians”.
The justice department confirmed he met Sergei Kislyak in July and September last year as part of his role on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sessions said his comments at his confirmation hearing had related to his role on the Trump campaign team. Claims of Russian interference in the election have dogged President Trump.
The US intelligence community believes the alleged Russian hacking of Democratic organisations was carried out to help Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump’s National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, was fired last month after he misled the White House about his conversations with Mr Kislyak, allegedly regarding sanctions against Moscow.
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