Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he has “no clear recollection” of what was said at a session at which a Trump campaign associate, George Papadopoulos, proposed organizing a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Sessions said, however, that he believes he rejected the suggested meeting with Putin.
“I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government, or any other foreign government, for that matter,” Sessions told the House judiciary committee. “But I did not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and would gladly have reported it.”
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last month to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia-linked people.