Ex-Russian Ambassador: List Of Trump Officials I've Met Is 'So Long'

Elias Hubbard
November 18, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions joked about his ties to Russian Federation as he began his speech to the National Lawyer's Convention, a three-day conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the conservative Federalist Society. Sessions asked at a conference of lawyers hosted by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization.

"Before I get started here". The crowd laughed and applauded at the jokes, which were not in his prepared remarks.

Kislyak recently gave an interview to state-owned TV station Russia-1, and CNBC flagged the moment when he rejected the notion that Russian Federation meddled with the 2016 presidential election.

There have been suggestions Sessions had a third, unreported contact with the ambassador in April 2016, at Washington's Mayflower Hotel.

Kislyak's interview comes after Sessions faced extensive questioning this week, when the House Judiciary Committee asked him about inconsistencies in his previous testimony about how he had no knowledge about any contact between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. He joked about his having met with former Russia Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Those meetings have been of interest in the ongoing Russian Federation investigations. Besides Sessions, Kislyak met with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser; and Michael Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser. That's where Sessions spoke Friday.

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