Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Derived Headline]

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When Sen. Jeff Sessions was considered for attorney general, many in Congress had strong reservations about him because of his regrettable record on civil rights. He was approved anyway with a staggering 47 votes against him. Now, we learn that during his confirmation hearings, he apparently told an untruth about having had personal contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign, when questioned on this issue by Sen. Al Franken.

In fact (as The Washington Post has reported), he spoke with the Russian ambassador on two occasions - one of them during the Republican National Convention and the other in his own Senate office.

Mr. Sessions has claimed that this was part of his role as a member of the Armed Services Committee, but other members of that group have made clear that meetings with ambassadors were not part of their regular charge; rather such meetings fell to the Foreign Relations Committee. …

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