First on CNN: AG Sessions did not disclose meetings with Russian officials, DOJ says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times last year, didn’t note those interactions when he applied for his security clearance, the DOJ told CNN. The security clearance form requires him to list “any contact” he or his family had with a “foreign government” or its “representatives” over the past seven years, officials said. The new information from the Justice Department is the latest example of Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with Russian officials. He has come under withering criticism from Democrats following revelations that he did not disclose the same contacts with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year. Justice Department spokeswoman Sara Isgur Flores says Sessions and his staff were told by an FBI employee who assisted in filling out the form, known as the SF-86, that he didn’t need to list dozens of meetings with foreign ambassadors that happened in his capacity as a senator. The FBI declined to comment for this story.

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