Congress is investigating another possible private meeting between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican and Democratic sources briefed on the matter told CNN.
Investigators are focusing on a possible meeting on April 27, 2016, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., where then-candidate Trump was delivering a speech, a source told the network.
The Justice Department has denied that Sessions had met with Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel.
“The Department of Justice appointed special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement to CNN. “We will allow him to do his job. It is unfortunate that anonymous sources whose credibility will never face public scrutiny are continuously trying to hinder that process by peddling false stories to the mainstream media.”
“The facts haven’t changed; the then-Senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel.”