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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 10:58 AM

UPDATED: Sessions: 'No clear recollection' of Papadopoulos proposing Trump-Putin meeting

Source: Politico


By POLITICO STAFF 11/14/2017 10:47 AM EST

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he has "no clear recollection" of what was said at a session at which a Trump campaign associate, George Papadopoulos, proposed organizing a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Sessions said, however, that he believes he rejected the suggested meeting with Putin.

"I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter," Sessions told the House judiciary committee. "But I did not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and would gladly have reported it."

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia-linked people.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/14/sessions-no-clear-recollection-of-papadopoulos-proposing-trump-putin-meeting-244881



UPDATE

Sessions says he always told the truth in describing Russia contacts


By Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz November 14 at 10:49 AM

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 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 Im not aware of anyone else that did, and I dont believe it happened.

Now, 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 campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter. But I did not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and I would gladly have reported it had I remembered it because I pushed back against his suggestion that I thought may have been improper.

The House committees top Democrat vowed to press him about his and other former Trump campaign aides dealings with Russians leading up to the 2016 election. In his opening statement, U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) went through Sessionss public statements on Russia-related matters, highlighting instances in which what Sessions said did not comport with other evidence.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-likely-to-be-questioned-about-trump-campaign-dealings-with-russians-at-house-judiciary-hearing/2017/11/13/bc20b7fc-c894-11e7-aa96-54417592cf72_story.html

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DonViejo Tuesday OP
titaniumsalute Tuesday #1
bagelsforbreakfast Tuesday #4
NewJeffCT Tuesday #7
KPN Tuesday #9
marylandblue Tuesday #2
jberryhill Tuesday #3
FakeNoose Tuesday #11
itcfish Tuesday #5
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mpcamb Tuesday #13
VaBchTgerLily Tuesday #14
bluestarone Tuesday #15
bluestarone Tuesday #16
YessirAtsaFact Tuesday #17

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:00 AM

1. If this guy can't remember meetings

Then maybe he's too senile to continue as Attorney General.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:24 AM

7. Then Trump appoints somebody as AG

that will fire Rosenstein and Mueller.

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:24 PM

9. My immediate thought exactly.

Shouldn't at least one Dem on the committee make that point during today's hearing? I hope so. It really does raise that obvious question about basic competence with regard to performing the job, no?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:01 AM

2. I don't remember, but if I did, I would have said no?

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:04 AM

3. yep


It almost seems as if he's saying "I said 'no', but I'm not sure what I said 'no' to."

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:52 PM

11. Poor Jeffy, he thought the recusal would get him out of trouble

This is only the beginning, Sessions!



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:12 AM

5. How about a Fuzzy

recollection?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:17 AM

6. But what about Hillary's emails?

"no clear recollection" = of course it happened

Sessions says he, "always told the truth in describing Russia contacts ...."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:26 AM

8. They've been using "I can't remember" since Nixon...

... didn't help a lot then.

-- Mal

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:26 PM

10. It's not a lie... if you believe it.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:09 PM

12. But a bit ago didn't the elf say he pushed back on papa in that meeting when he brought it up?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:30 PM

13. "No clear recollection' No CLEAR recollection.

The word 'clear' acts as a qualifier, if your intent is to lie your worthless butt off.
Keep asking till it's out and out lying.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:36 PM

14. how many lies under oath does it take a republican to get in touble with our gov't?????

wouldn't any one else be in serious shit by now????

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Response to VaBchTgerLily (Reply #14)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:53 PM

15. I can answer that it's 1000 but

if you reach 1000 then you get another 1000 then if you reach that you go UNLIMITED (Rthugs rule ONLY THO)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 03:47 PM

16. what the fuck ever happened to

ignorance is no excuse to break the law What a dumb fuck

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:12 PM

17. How did this man ever pass the bar?

?

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