Sessions involved hosting dinners where Russian lobbyist attended after testifying he had no contacts with Russian lobbyists while involved with Trump campaign!
Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions. Richard Burt contradicts Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he didn’t believe he had contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests during Trump’s campaign.
“I did attend two dinners with groups of former Republican foreign policy officials and Senator Sessions,”
Richard Burt said.
Asked whether Sessions was unfamiliar with Burt’s role as a lobbyist for Russian interests – a fact that is disclosed in public records – or had any reason to be confused about the issue, Burt told the Guardian that he did not know.
Several media reports published before Trump’s election in November noted that Burt advised then candidate Trump on his first major foreign policy speech, a role that brought him into contact with Sessions personally. More from The Guardian here.