Judge orders Justice Department hand over Sessions’ clearance forms showing Russian contacts: report
According to CNN, a district court judge is giving the Justice Department one month to release the page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ clearance form where he was supposed to disclose any contacts he’d had with foreign officials.
The order, issued Monday afternoon by Judge Randolph Moss of the Washington, D.C. district court, “also gave the Justice Department and the FBI one month to search for any records of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ reported outreach to the FBI requesting the bureau refute reports of communications between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign.”
Moss’ order came as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request by American Oversight, a watchdog non-profit that uses FOIA requests to check President Donald Trump’s administration.
The order also comes one day before Sessions publicly testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee amid reports that he had a third undisclosed meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in April 2016.
Read the entire report on the Sessions’ clearance form order via CNN.