Back in May, a CNN bombshell came out that was reporting that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had lied on his security clearance forms. they claimed that Jeff Sessions was hiding his Russian contacts while United States Senator. This was used to further the Russian collusion narrative against the Trump campaign.
Mr. Sessions even told CNN that the FBI agreed that he did not have to report those contacts as long as there were no personal relationships established. CNN trotted out their own “legal experts” to counter that. You will never guess what just happened. Pfffffft!
As Written By Amber Athey for the Daily Caller:
CNN has quietly walked back more of their “bombshell” reporting on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, and this time it’s a story relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms.
In May, CNN reported that Sessions had failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador when he was a senator. Justice Department officials told CNN that Sessions had not listed those meetings on a security clearance form, even though the form says to list “any contact” with the “foreign government” or its “representatives” in the past seven years.
CNN framed the non-disclosures as more evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump team, writing, “He has come under withering criticism from Democrats following revelations that he did not disclose the same contacts with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year.”
At the time, Sessions said he was told by the FBI not to list meetings “connected with his Senate activities,” but CNN’s legal expert denied those claims.
“A legal expert who regularly assists officials in filling out the form disagrees with the Justice Department’s explanation, suggesting that Sessions should have disclosed the meetings…….
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