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>> Another potential crisis for the Trump administration. This time, reports from the Washington Post, suggesting that the President's US Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russia's ambassador to America twice last year when he was a senator. Encounters he did not disclose when questioned about possible contact between President Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, during his confirmation hearing to become attorney general in January.
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US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi leading calls for him to resign. The Post reports one of the meetings took place in September in the senator's office, at the height of what US intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to disrupt the American presidential election. Trump fired his first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, last month after he discussed US sanctions on Russia before the new administration was sworn in and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.
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As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department, including the FBI which has been leading the investigations into Russian meddling. His spokeswoman posted a statement on Twitter saying the allegations were false and that Sessions had never discussed campaign details with Russian officials.