Sessions: ‘No clear recollection’ of Papadopoulos proposing Trump-Putin meeting

Attorney General Jeff Classes gives his opening statement during a Residence Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. | Alex Brandon/AP Classes: ‘No obvious recollection’ of Papadopoulos proposing Trump-Putin meeting

Attorney General Jeff Classes said Tuesday he has “no obvious recollection” of what was said at a session of which a Trump marketing campaign associate, George Papadopoulos, proposed organizing a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Classes said, however, that he believes he rejected the suggested ending up in Putin.

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“I believe that I needed to make clear to him that he had not been authorized to represent the marketing campaign with the Russian authorities, or perhaps any other foreign authorities, for that matter,” Sessions told the home judiciary committee. “But I did so not recall this event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago, and would gladly have got reported it.”

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty previous month to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia-linked people.

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