Senate Dems demand Sessions clarify testimony on Russian Federation

06 November, 2017, 00:26 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Former Trump adviser's guilty plea could rattle White House- Donald Trump

"I don't think he told me the truth", Franken told ABC News.

Mr. Clovis was drawn further into controversy this week when George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign official, plead guilty to misleading Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about a series of meetings he took with Russia-linked individuals during the 2016 election. A post on Trump's Instagram account shows the March 31, 2016, meeting taking place, with the candidate, Sessions and Papadopoulos all present.

Reported testimony from former campaign policy adviser Carter Page only adds to questions about what Sessions knew.

Sessions "needs to come back before the committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he can not seem to provide truthful, complete answers", Senator Patrick Leahy, the panel's senior Democrat, said in a statement.

"The political climate inside Washington has made it impossible for me to receive balanced and fair consideration for this position", Clovis said in a resignation letter to Trump, according to a Politico report. Sessions, who is now the USA attorney general and was an early supporter of Trump's campaign, to say hello and mentioned he was headed to Russian Federation.

Last month, Sessions told the same committee he was not aware of any Trump surrogates having contacts with Russian officials.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Enterprise Edition, here are the details
Samsung released a statement recently, which clarified their stance on how Androids versions will impact the Samsung Experience. Since Android 8.0 Oreo is now available on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Galaxy Note 8 users may get the news soon.

"I was one of many people on that e-mail chain", Page said.

During his January confirmation hearing to become attorney general, Sessions told the Judiciary Committee that he had had no communication with Russian officials, only to have The Post reveal in March that he had spoken twice with the Russian ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. Other aides were wary of the idea before Sessions himself "spoke vehemently against the idea" and asked others not to discuss it, the Times reported earlier this week.

CNN had also reported that the encounter Page described occurred at a dinner at the Capitol Hill Club, at which Page approached Sessions to say hello and mentioned he was headed to Russian Federation, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

The Justice Department declined to comment, and Trump denies any collusion. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that he held an "extremely limited" role in the campaign and described him as a "volunteer" that did nothing in an "official capacity".

"Attorney General Sessions should come back before Congress and answer questions in light of recent revelations", said Senator Ron Wyden. However, news reports from March revealed that Sessions had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential election.

Recommended:

  • A new species of great ape has been discovered

    A new species of great ape has been discovered

    It was less than 700,000 years ago that the Bornean and Sumatran species became distinct from each other. The analysis revealed that the new species split away from the others around 3.3 million years ago.
    Daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend - amid renewed scrutiny

    Daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend - amid renewed scrutiny

    Due to the scorching temperatures in their unique desert climate, no one wanted an extra hour of sunshine and heat. As for Hawaii, its location closer to the equator gives the state more consistent days year round.
    Province to fight softwood lumber duties

    Province to fight softwood lumber duties

    In addition, it concluded that Canada is providing unfair subsidies to its producers at rates from 3.34 percent to 18.19 percent. Commerce Department said imports of softwood lumber from Canada in 2016 were valued at an estimated $5.66 billion U.S.
  • Lebanon PM resigns in rejection of Iran's growing dominance over Arab affairs

    Lebanon PM resigns in rejection of Iran's growing dominance over Arab affairs

    The Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri has unexpectedly resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia , warning his life was in danger. The government have managed to avoid the country being embroiled in the worst of the conflict taking place in neighbouring Syria.
    Sen. Rand Paul assaulted at his home; suspect arrested

    Sen. Rand Paul assaulted at his home; suspect arrested

    On his Facebook page, Boucher's previous posts have been politically charged, showing frustration with President Donald Trump. Rene Boucher , 59, of Bowling Green , was arrested shortly after the incident Friday afternoon, state police said.
    Broadcom reportedly thinking about buying Qualcomm for $100 billion

    Broadcom reportedly thinking about buying Qualcomm for $100 billion

    Qualcomm may soon be extended a way out courtesy of Broadcom , which itself supplies Apple with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chips. Qualcomm , based in San Diego, is also confronting headwinds in closing its $47 billion purchase of NXP Semiconductors.
  • (Neb)-Spring Forward, Fall Back Tonight - And Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries

    (Neb)-Spring Forward, Fall Back Tonight - And Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries

    Typically, smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years, and carbon-monoxide detectors should be replaced every five years. Make sure everyone in the household knows how to get out of every room and how to get out of the home in less than two minutes.
    Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

    Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

    The Spartans held Penn State star Saquon Barkley in check with 131 total yards, including zero rushing yards in the first half. Lewerke, a first-year starter, finished the day 33 of 56 with 400 yards as he gashed the Nittany Lions all day long.
    N'Golo Kante faces late fitness test ahead of Manchester United game

    N'Golo Kante faces late fitness test ahead of Manchester United game

    Conte has shuffled his pack since conquering the Premier League , with tweaks made to his senior squad. I think it's a big game because it's a big game not because I've been at Chelsea or Matic or Mata.
  • Trump has memory lapse over meeting about Russian officials

    Trump has memory lapse over meeting about Russian officials

    Senator Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican who's chairman of the committee, said he needs to look at the issue before commenting. I'm not supposed to be doing the kind of things that I would love to be doing.
    New Zealand win second T20 against India

    New Zealand win second T20 against India

    Virat soon got to his 18th fifty in T20i's but the scoreboard pressure got the better off him as he got on 65 runs off 42 balls. Kohli and Shreyas Iyer raised 54 runs for the third wicket before Munro struck, dismissing Iyer for 23.
    Twitter 'inadvertently' turns off Trump's account

    Twitter 'inadvertently' turns off Trump's account

    Following that tweet he launched into a tirade of messages against regular targets including "Crooked Hillary" and "the Dems". At first Twitter said that it was just "human error" that led to Trump briefly being dumped from his favorite platform.


Popular

Mobile reportedly makes Sprint new offer in an effort to save merger
Earlier reports indicated that Deutsche Telekom would own a majority stake of the combined company if a merger was completed. It is still possible that Sprint will reject the new terms or decline investing any more effort into the potential merger.

Yemen army thwarts Houthi attacks in Taiz, kills 40
The Saudi air force shot down the alleged weapon on Saturday, Al Arabiya reports, adding that no damage has been caused. A Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to prop up Hadi's government after the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa.

An worldwide arrest warrant has been filed for Catalan's leader
An worldwide arrest warrant will likely be issued Friday for Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium Monday. It comes as eight former Catalan ministers are jailed by a Spanish high court judge over the independence referendum.

CM invites entrepreneurs to invest in State's Food Processing sector
However, more investment is required in contract farming, raw material sourcing and creating agri-linkages. This is the first time that India is hosting an event for the food processing sector.

Israel to protect Syria village
The Syrian army and Kurdish-led forces backed by the US are now racing to take the rest of the oil-rich eastern province. Druze residents tried to cross into Syria, but were held back by Israeli soldiers, Israel's military said on Twitter.