Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip

Another Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, suggested during a campaign foreign policy meeting in march 2016 that he had "connections that could help arrange a meeting" between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Once again, developments in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election have brought to light evidence that you failed to tell the truth about your interactions with Russian operatives during the campaign", Franken wrote in a letter to Sessions on Thursday. 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.

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"He now needs to come back before the Committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he can not seem to provide truthful, complete answers to these important and relevant questions", Leahy, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told The New York Times.

Also on Thursday, former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page told Congress in a six-hour, closed-door testimony that he told Sessions he was traveling to Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, according to an account he gave to CNN.

President Donald Trump's former campaign national co-chair Sam Clovis has ixnayed his own nomination to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's top scientist post.

"It will come out", he said.

Sessions made similar denials in two subsequent hearings before Congress on Russian Federation since taking office.

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He said one person was a "senior person", but he would not reveal the person's identity.

"I only had a few e-mails in my inbox from him".

Page also told Tapper that he was not in the March 2016 meeting where Papadopoulos initially suggested the Russian Federation meeting.

During a news conference in February, Trump said he knew of nobody from his campaign who was in contact with Russians during the election.

Court documents said Clovis told Papadopoulos: "Great work".

"I actually had a previously scheduled meeting with some top USA military officers thousands of miles away from Washington", he said.

"I missed my one chance".

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