Sessions Did Not Reveal Russian Contacts for Security Clearance

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Conyers is pressing Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteBob GoodlatteTop Dem calls for investigation into Sessions House votes to expand death penalty for police killings House Judiciary Dems call for hearings on Comey ouster MORE (R-Va.) for immediate hearing on the matter.

A spokesperson for the attorney general told CNN Sessions was told not to bother listing meetings with foreign officials he participated in in his capacity as a senator, but that excuse may not be correct.

The Justice Department told CNN that Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn't disclose his meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he applied for security clearance.

"As a United States Senator, the Attorney General met hundreds - if not thousands - of foreign dignitaries and their staff", added spokesman Ian Prior. But, he didn't disclosed any details about the meetings on the form that asked him to list any contact over the past seven years he or his family had with any foreign government or its representatives. This comes after Sessions failed to disclose these same meetings during his Senate confirmation hearing, which prompted calls for him to recuse himself from the ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation.

The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. He made the same assertion in an official questionnaire. He is under scrutiny as well for his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey despite his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

Recent reports revealed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with Russian envoys during the election campaign, but he lied to the Senate about it. "It's simple - he should not be the Attorney General", Harris tweeted. He later amended his Senate confirmation testimony to include the two meetings with Kislyak. However, Sessions' meetings don't fall into the description. The report Wednesday says the Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, a former head of US military intelligence who was a key Trump campaign adviser.

"Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said the omissions, first reported by CNN Wednesday evening, reveal "a troubling pattern of behavior by the nation's chief law enforcement officer".

Democratic lawmakers demanded Sessions' resignation on Wednesday.

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