GOP Senator calls for Wash. Post leaker to leak everything on Sessions


Reaching out via Twitter, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley urged the “leaker” who shared information about talks between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak to share all pertinent documents and end the speculation.

The information was supposedly intercepted by U.S. spy agencies and contradicts public testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he did not discuss the 2016 campaign with Russian officials.

“SessionsRuss ph leak/If the leaker thinks there’s a problem leak the FULL text immediately so it can be investigated/help stop speculation,” Grassley wrote on Twitter Saturday. “So much speculation on CNN abt Session/Russian ph call bc of intelligence leak LEAKER:stop tease/ leak entire conversation/end speculation.”

U.S. spy agencies allegedly intercepted the communications between Sessions, the Trump campaign’s foreign policy adviser, and Russia’s top diplomat to the United States, according to an uncorroborated report in the Washington Post. The newspaper claims that Kislyak told top Moscow officials about two of the conversations he had with Sessions during the campaign. He supposedly said that one of those discussions focused on policies that were important to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration.

Refusing to comment on the reliability of an anonymous source’s story, Sarah Isgur Flores, director of public affairs at the Justice Department, told the Washington Examiner, “The attorney general stands by his testimony from just last month before the Senate Intelligence Committee when he specifically addressed this and said that he ‘never met with or had any conversations with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election.'”

Outraged, President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to state, “A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post, this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey’s must stop!”

Trump later tweeted, “So many people are asking why isn’t the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mail deleted? … What about all of the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches etc.”

During his Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing earlier this year, Sessions stated, “I did not have communications with the Russians.” When news of a meeting with Kislyak emerged, Sessions subsequently said the meeting was in his capacity as a senator and not a representative of the Trump campaign.

The new allegations will surely be used against the administration whether or not they are found to be true.

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