From CBS NEWS:
The Department of Justice claims Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “instructed” not to disclose meetings with foreign dignitaries.
Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least twice last year, didn’t list those interactions on his security clearance application because he was told he didn’t need to, according to the DOJ. The forms require applicants to list any contacts with a foreign government or its representatives.
“As a United States senator, the attorney general met hundreds — if not thousands — of foreign dignitaries and their staff,” DOJ’s Deputy Director of Public Affairs Ian Prior said in a statement. “In filling out the SF-86 form, the attorney general’s staff consulted with those familiar with the process, as well as the FBI investigator handling the background check, and was instructed not to list meetings with foreign dignitaries and their staff connected with his Senate activities.”
Color me confoozled. So, Beauregard didn’t even exist before he was being considered for Attorney General? It seems to me a yes-or-no question. Did you meet with foreign dignitaries? I’m sure there must have been a space to explain that answer. Amirite?
, Sessions claimed under oath he did not have any contact with any part of the Russian government before or after the 2016 election. That turned out not to be the case.
President Trump insists the investigation into Russian meddling is a “witch hunt,” but the public seems to differ. A Fox News poll released Wednesday found 61 percent of respondents were concerned about “Russian meddling in U.S. affairs.”