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>> U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is being dogged by new questions about what he knew and when about contacts between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government. And on three occasions his statements before Congress have been contradicted by others with direct knowledge of the events. In November, Sessions told a congressional panel he pushed back against a suggestion made by a member of Trump's campaign that the team reach out to Moscow.
>> I pushed back against his suggestion that I thought may have been improper.>> But three sources told Reuters that Sessions voiced no objection to the suggestion when it came up at a March 2016 campaign meeting. All three sources, who declined to be identified, told Reuters that they have told their version of events to FBI agents or congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Another attendee at that meeting, JD Gordon, backed up Sessions claim that he strongly opposed the notion of outreach to Moscow. Sessions has repeatedly tried to clarify questions about his knowledge about the campaign's potential links to the Kremlin. A spokesperson for Sessions declined to comment.>> Jeff Sessions has got to go.
>> Some Democrats have said these discrepancies suggest the Attorney General may have committed perjury. Legal experts say a criminal charge would have to prove Sessions knowingly lied or misled, rather than simply forgot. Trump denies allegations of collusion. Russia denies interfering in the US election.