According to the Washington Post, Russia’s Ambassador to the US told his superiors in Moscow that he had met with Sessions twice to discuss matters related to the Trump election campaign.


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Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the US, has told his superiors in Moscow that he had discussed matters related to President Trump’s campaign with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Washington Post reported Saturday.

The report is based on information from US security agencies that are monitoring top Russian diplomats. Sessions was then Trump’s chief advisor on foreign policy issues.

Sessions has failed to mention his contacts with Russian diplomats on several occasions, including his Senate confirmation hearing. He recently recused himself from the probe into possible collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

In an interview with the New York Times published on Wednesday, Trump said he wouldn’t have picked Sessions in the first place had he known he was going to recuse himself. “I think (it) is very unfair,” Trump said.