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Sessions has tried to pressure so-called sanctuary cities into cooperating with federal immigration authorities by threatening to withhold grant money, and he was the public face of the Trump administration's decision to end a program benefiting hundreds of thousands of young people who entered the US illegally as children.

US intelligence agencies said in January that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 USA presidential campaign to discredit Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. George Papadopoulos, a little-known foreign policy adviser to the Trump presidential campaign, pleaded guilty on October 5 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The revelations revived questions about Sessions's credibility.

"The political climate inside Washington has made it impossible for me to receive balanced and fair consideration for this position", Clovis wrote in the letter. When questioned from multiple angles during multiple appearances before Congressional investigators about the Trump campaign's relationship to Russia, Sessions's consistent refrain was: "I don't recall".

But that explanation has been muddled by Trump himself, who days after the May 9 firing said he would have fired Comey even without the Justice Department's recommendation and that he was thinking of "this Russian Federation thing" when he dismissed him. Sessions was head of the panel. "It was the one time that group ever met", she said.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his dealings with Russians, including an April 2016 meeting in which he was told the Russians had "dirt" on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that entailed "thousands of emails".

"He's an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy", Trump said.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump is coming under increasing pressure as an ex-adviser has handed himself into the FBI for questioning as part of its investigation into links between the campaign and Russian Federation.

"Peskov also says that connections between former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos and a man he believed to have links to the Russian Foreign Ministry did not prove any complicity by the Russian government".

They called him unfit for the post.

At least two Democratic members of the Senate judiciary committee, Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate whether Sessions committed perjury during his confirmation hearings. He also testified that he was "not aware" of anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicating with the Russians.

"Well, I mean, nothing major", Hayes replied.

Stabenow's office noted in a news release, "The letter comes after new information surfaced this week from criminal filings that were released against former Trump campaign officials".

Attorneys for Manafort, 68, and Gates, 45, are asking U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson to lift the conditions of their home confinement and say the bonds are enough to ensure they show up for court.

The person familiar with Sessions' activity during the campaign said his testimony has been truthful and consistent. They argued that Manafort, who led Trump's campaign for several months a year ago, had done nothing wrong and did not pose a risk of fleeing the country. An aide said the committee was "working on scheduling details and will announce a date for a nomination hearing soon".

"It might be worth writing a letter and saying 'What happened?' I wouldn't mind writing a letter, because he was pretty definitive he never had that discussion about Russia", Graham of SC said in an interview.

It was the head of Trump's national security team, then Alabama senator and current attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who pooh-poohed the suggestion.



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