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Jeff Sessions used political funds for RNC expenses

 

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions who was appointed as Attorney General in early February used political funds from his re-election account to pay for campaign expenses at the RNC, where he met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

But Sessions said that he have never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign.

Jef Session was specifically questioned by Sen.  Al Franken, D-Minnesota, during his confirmation hearing about the supposed ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.

Franken added, what he will do if there is any proof that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign. 

 I'm not aware of any of those activities, said Sessions, he sad that he not have communication with Russia and not unable to answer this question.

Sessions did have contact with Russia on multiple occasions, but his spokeswomen, Sarah Isgur Flores, rejected those interactions.

There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer. Last year, the senator had over 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee.

Representatives for the White House and Sessions have defended his failure to reveal his contacts with the Russian ambassador by disputed that the exchanges occurred in his capacity as a U.S. senator, rather than as a campaign official.

Sessions recused himself from any existing or future explore related to any campaigns for president.

On Thursday, Sessions he told at a press conference that he had talked with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak on two occasions, one was at a diplomacy conference in Cleveland, which he attended while at the GOP settlement last July.

Sessions reported two payments which he makes one of $1,395 to the Sheraton Cleveland Airport. The campaign also paid $223 to the Westin Hotel in Cleveland.

What sad about this Sergey Kisliak is more interesting, It was, Mr. McFaul recalled, and, extraordinary dinner, including five courses of Russian  cuisine for 50 seated guests who shared one main characteristic: They were government officials intimately involved in formulating Russia policy for the Obama administration, including senior figures from the Defense and State Departments.

 

Mr. Simes introduced Mr. Kislyak to Mr. Trump in a taking line last April at a foreign policy speech hosted at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Mr. Kislyak was one of four ambassadors which sat in the front row for Mr. Trump’s speech at the request of the center. Mr. Simes noted that Mr. Sessions, then a senator from Alabama, did not notice whether he and the ambassador spoke at that time.

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