Page said the trips were "completely unrelated to my limited volunteer role with the campaign and as I've done dozens of times throughout my life".
Sessions' discussion with Page will fuel further scrutiny about what the attorney general knew about connections between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation - and communications about Russian Federation that he did not disclose despite a persistent line of questioning in three separate hearings this year.
Court records unsealed Monday indicated another campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, met in 2016 with Russians who said they had connections to the government and had "dirt" on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In that capacity, he oversaw foreign policy George Papadopoulos adviser and encouraged him to meet with Russian contacts.
Sessions made similar denials in two subsequent hearings before Congress on Russian Federation since taking office.
Before being linked to the federal investigation on Russia, Clovis had already attracted significant attention for past statements on both climate change and gay rights. "I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate ― and the American public ― can not trust your word".
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It concerned various Russian contacts, including Joseph Mifsud, a London academic who allegedly spent months trying to connect Papadopoulos with official in Moscow, according to news reports.
During a March 2016 meeting of the foreign policy advisory committee that Sessions chaired and Trump attended, Papadopoulos said he could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin, according to the court filing.
A source familiar with the meeting told Fox News that it "seems clear that the people who remember the conversation believed that Papadopoulos was proposing a prospective idea of using his "Russian contacts" to try to set up a meeting between Trump and Putin, which was immediately rejected by then-Senator Sessions". "He was not aware of any continuous exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for Russian government as Sen".
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, said it makes sense to ask Sessions to clarify the chain of events and how he reconciles it with his testimony before the committee. "I sent him a letter and I would like for him to come before the judiciary meeting again and explain himself". Other officials include Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In his traditional Friday appearance on Shepard Smith Reporting, Wallace noted that a new Attorney General might be inclined to get involved in the Russian Federation probe, which Sessions has recused himself from.