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Jeff Sessions under fire after court documents reveal more lies he told Congress

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is facing renewed scrutiny for making false testimony to Congress regarding his activities during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and White House transition, according to a report from CNN.

Court documents revealed by special counsel Robert Mueller this week show that Sessions was present for a March 2016 meeting at which he vetoed a suggestion that then-candidate Donald Trump meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. CNN said that Sessions declined to reveal his participation in the meeting “despite a persistent set of questions from Democrats and some Republicans about Russia during multiple hearings on Capitol Hill.”

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“The new information,” wrote CNN’s Manu Raju, Evan Perez and Marshall Cohen, “is renewing attention to how forthcoming Sessions has been with Congress.”

On Monday, after Mueller’s office announced the indictments of former Trump 2016 chairman Paul Manafort and his aide Richard Gates, the special counsel revealed former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos attempted on multiple occasions to broker meetings between Kremlin-aligned operatives and officials on the Trump campaign.

A Senate source told CNN that lawmakers on both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees are expecting clarification from Sessions in the form of written amendment to his previous testimony or a fresh round of questioning.

When Sessions was questioned by senators in June, he claimed to have no knowledge of “anyone connected to the Trump campaign” communicating with Russian operatives, nor was he aware of “any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States.”

The attorney general was forced to recuse himself on any investigations involving Russia and its attempts to meddle in the 2016 election after he was caught perjuring himself with regards to a number of meetings and conversations with Russian officials that he failed to disclose under questioning.

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Sessions had meetings with Russian ambassador to the U.S. — and purported spy master and recruiter — Sergei Kislyak that he later lied about under oath.


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How Michael Bloomberg made life worse for the poor in New York

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Death catches us the way we live.

So it was last week in a lower Manhattan subway station that serves the financial district when Shamari Anderson, a homeless 2-year old boy, was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train during the evening holiday rush.

This article first appeared on Salon

According to press accounts, his 20-year-old mother was juggling bags from the Dollar Store when she put her son down to fix his clothes. In an instant, the high energy toddler escaped her grasp and was struck by the subway.

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New Jersey Republicans not interested in party-jumping Jeff Van Drew as their candidate in 2020: report

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According to a report in Politico, Democratic lawmaker Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ) is not being welcomed with open arms by Republicans in his district after word got out that he is planning on switching parties following lobbying from President Donald Trump.

With polling in his district showing he was facing an uphill climb for re-election the Democrat, who is considered fairly conservative and has opposed the impeachment of Trump, is expected to announce the switch soon with reports stating he has already informed his staffers of the imminent move.

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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment

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On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.

In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."

With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.

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