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MelissaB

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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 01:04 PM Jun 2017

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions [View all]

Source: The Guardian

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


An American lobbyist for Russian interests who helped craft an important foreign policy speech for Donald Trump has confirmed that he attended two dinners hosted by Jeff Sessions during the 2016 campaign, apparently contradicting the attorney general’s sworn testimony given this week.

Sessions testified under oath on Tuesday that he did not believe he had any contacts with lobbyists working for Russian interests over the course of Trump’s campaign. But Richard Burt, a former ambassador to Germany during the Reagan administration, who has represented Russian interests in Washington, told the Guardian that he could confirm previous media reports that stated he had contacts with Sessions at the time.

“I did attend two dinners with groups of former Republican foreign policy officials and Senator Sessions,” 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.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/15/lobbyist-russian-interests-jeff-sessions-testimony?CMP=share_btn_tw

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The rotten egg smell around Sessions gets thicker. shraby Jun 2017 #1
So are the Russians planning to dump Trump? greymattermom Jun 2017 #2
I think Putin just wants to knock the U.S. down a few notches. To have Trump & Republicans LiberalArkie Jun 2017 #4
That may be a collateral benefit, but Putin is threatening Alice11111 Jun 2017 #31
He would be wise to cut him loose. BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #5
This message was self-deleted by its author Kathy M Jun 2017 #26
Putin's useful idiot has outlived his usefulness but the Russian goal has been achieved csziggy Jun 2017 #6
The Repubs will never allow open debates on impeacment Alice11111 Jun 2017 #32
"apparently contradicting the attorney generals sworn testimony" BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #3
For the SECOND time! csziggy Jun 2017 #7
he doesn't recall, don't make him nervous Motley13 Jun 2017 #24
He makes me sick.I filed a Disciplinary Complaint against him. Alice11111 Jun 2017 #33
How do you file a Disciplinary Complaint? Motley13 Jun 2017 #35
Wow thanks. Get the State Bar of Alabama on the web. Alice11111 Jun 2017 #38
He's a Republican. SergeStorms Jun 2017 #30
Nope, no confusion, just out and out total lying and perjury. lark Jun 2017 #8
Even further neohippie Jun 2017 #9
Thank you Alice11111 Jun 2017 #34
Just found this story neohippie Jun 2017 #42
Kushner was also involved neohippie Jun 2017 #10
He's a little perjury elf HAB911 Jun 2017 #11
He forgot! rusty fender Jun 2017 #12
Hey, Jeffie Beau III. He's a third generation, upper class bigot. Alice11111 Jun 2017 #39
I do believe lying to Congress under oath is a crime sinkingfeeling Jun 2017 #13
A friend of mine, who is much better at this, commented Enoki33 Jun 2017 #14
Interesting to hear. Thanks! n/t Judi Lynn Jun 2017 #16
"Oh, those dinners? Why, I plumb forgot about them!" tanyev Jun 2017 #15
Too many vodka toasts? Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2017 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Kathy M Jun 2017 #25
Kurt Eichenwald‏Verified account @kurteichenwald "Meeting w/ Russian lobbyist" story bout Richard riversedge Jun 2017 #17
Eichenwald is wrong. torius Jun 2017 #28
Putin has built a winniing position on the checkboard. FigTree Jun 2017 #19
I think Sessions still zentrum Jun 2017 #20
That headline made me snort so hard, I spat my food out! BlancheSplanchnik Jun 2017 #21
Since Sessions is such a huge fan of harsh prison sentences for nonviolent crimes Snake Plissken Jun 2017 #22
Yeah, use his own quotes against him. Alice11111 Jun 2017 #36
republican liars are pissing on America & American democracy Achilleaze Jun 2017 #23
After watching Watergate last night...... dawnie51 Jun 2017 #27
Has Sessions lawyered up yet? burrowowl Jun 2017 #29
yes Skittles Jun 2017 #37
The Russian lobbyist wrote Trump's foreign policy speech? Did we know this? Chemisse Jun 2017 #40
I just want to see that slimy little MF grinning elf in stripes Alice11111 Jun 2017 #41
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