In a closed hearing Thursday afternoon, it has been reported that former FBI Director James Comey told senators of a possible third time that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
CNN reported that three sources familiar with the closed briefing relayed the information, but also said it was possible that Kislyak had exaggerated the extent of the encounter.
Sessions had previously recused himself from any involvement with the investigation into Russia’s interference with the election, after it was revealed that he had met or visited with Kislyak on two separate occasions.
The third meeting in question is alleged to have occurred April 27, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, during the time then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking there on foreign policy.
According to a CNN report, Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores has responded, saying, “The facts haven’t changed; the then-Senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel.”
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