United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions never committed any wrongdoing with his contacts with Russians while he was still a Senator. The FBI has cleared Sessions of any violations in filling out security clearance forms for the Attorney General job. This is another attempt by the left and the mainstream media to knock down a member of the Trump cabinet.
As Written By Paul Bedard for the Washington Examiner:
The FBI has put to bed a controversy whipped up by liberal critics of Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his contacts with foreign officials including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign.
An FBI email released through the Freedom of Information Act said that Sessions had no obligation to reveal any contacts with foreign officials unless he “developed personal relationships” with them.
The bottom line: His two contacts with Kislyak in 2016 did not have to be revealed to the FBI on his SF-86 security clearance application, part of his confirmation process.
Sessions has repeatedly denied that he talked about the campaign with the Russian, but critics have continued to question his decision to not list them on his SF-86, which contains a box to check for contacts.
The email confirms statements from Justice staffers that Sessions did not need to check the foreign contacts box.
It does not list any name, but the “From” line reads “FBI.” It is dated March 7, 2017.
The email references a question asked by Sessions aide Peggi Hanrahan about previously asking if the attorney general needed to list is foreign contacts on the SF-86.
While the FBI official didn’t recall any prior discussions, the email said Sessions did the right thing.
“For the purposes of the SF-86, he was not required to list foreign government contacts ……..
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