Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., told Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement Tuesday to "stop misleading Americans," following testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Franken, a member of the committee, said Sessions misled senators during his January confirmation hearing when he said he had never met or communicated with Russian officials during the campaign.
Reports later surfaced Sessions had met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak when he was a campaign surrogate for Trump.
"I believe he's trying to downplay the gravity of and whitewash the fact that he misled the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath and failed to correct the record until he was forced to do so seven weeks later after reporting by The Washington Post," Franken said in a statement.
Sessions on Tuesday denied any involvement in possible collusion between Russia and members of Trump's campaign, testimony Sessions called "unsettling."
"They seem to have collective amnesia about meeting with Russian officials during and after the campaign and only remember when they have been caught," Franken said. "They are not acting like a group of people with nothing to hide."
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