The former FBI Director made this determination based on intercepts of communications between Russians.
The investigators are attempting to determine if President Donald Trump and his associates had an undisclosed meeting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel on April 27, 2016. Then-candidate Trump made his first foreign policy address during that evening. The Justice Department, led by Mr. Sessions, has denied that this meeting took place.
“The facts haven’t changed; the then-Senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel,” Department of Justice spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said.
It has been reported previously that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose meetings with Russian officials on his official security clearance forms. Mr. Sessions, who met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyakat at least twice last year, failed to make note of these interactions. The notice form, called an SF-86, must be filled out be everyone seeking a security clearance. The Attorney General is not the only White House official who failed to be fully candid on this form.
President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also failed to make note of his meetings with the CEO of Vnesheconombank (‘VEB’), a Russian state bank, on his SR-86. His attorney claimed that Mr. Kushner had prematurely submitted his SR-86 prior listing all of his meetings with Russian officials.