Intel. intercepts show Sessions discussed campaign matters with Russian ambassador

Cheryl Sanders
July 22, 2017

Both men face questions about attending a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 that was described to Trump emails as part of a Russian government effort to help his father's campaign.

The Washington Post reported Friday Ambassador Sergey Kislyak told his Moscow supervisors that he and Sessions had "substantive" talks on Trump's positions on Russian Federation and on "U.S. -Russia relations in a Trump administration".

The paper quoted on Friday current and former administration officials who cited United States intelligence intercepts of Sergey Kislyak's accounts to his bosses in Moscow of two encounters he had with Sessions, then an adviser to Trump, during the campaign.

Sessions failed to disclose the meetings with Kislyak during his confirmation hearing.

President Trump is shaking up his legal team as the investigation into whether or not his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election picks up steam. "I believe it would be catastrophic if the president were to fire him".

Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort were also scheduled to appear before the Judiciary Committee.

Sessions was then a foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump.

It quoted one former official as saying the intercepts suggest Sessions and Kislyak had "substantive" talks on issues including Trump's positions on Russia-related subjects and prospects for bilateral relations in a Trump administration.

"If the report is true, he is in real trouble".

USA spy agencies intercepted the conversations between the ambassador and the officials, according to the report.

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