Friday, March 3, 2017

Wall Street Journal: Sessions spent campaign funds while meeting with Russian ambassador

The morning Significant Digits email from FiveThirtyEight has this one.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself yesterday from any investigation the Justice Department carries out regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. The announcement came a day after the revelation Sessions had met with the Russian ambassador twice in the course of the campaign despite testifying to Congress he hadn’t. Sessions brushed off the concerns, indicating that the two meetings had nothing to do with the campaign and instead pertained to official government business. Which is cool, but then why, when in Cleveland for the RNC, where he met with the ambassador, did Sessions make two payments of $1,395 to a Sheraton hotel from his campaign account and not his Senate account? [The Wall Street Journal]

Here’s the headline from WSJ: Jeff Sessions Used Political Funds for Republican Convention Expenses. Records show attorney general used campaign account for travel expenses to Cleveland, where he met Russian envoy

I don’t think we’ve heard the last of Trump campaign involvement with the Russians.

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