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Sessions twice met with Russian ambassador in 2016 despite denial

March 2, 2017
Pierre Thomas, Adam Kelsey | ABC News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice with Russia's ambassador to the United States during the 2016 presidential election season.
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White House Stands by Sessions Over Russia Meeting Testimony

March 2, 2017
Chris Strohm, Justin Sink, Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg Politics
The White House dismissed questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied during his confirmation hearing about conversations he had with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.
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Top Republicans call on Sessions to recuse himself from Russia investigation

March 2, 2017
Karoun Demirjian, Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Top Republicans said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from federal investigations of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
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The White House Now Has Three Options on Russia

March 2, 2017
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dann | NBC News
Russia is back in the news, and the White House has three options.
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DOJ rescinds Obama administration memo on private prisons

February 24, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Attorney General Sessions rescinds the Obama administration's DOJ memo on phasing out the use of private prisons. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
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Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students

February 23, 2017
Jeremy W. Peters, Jo Becker, Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.

FBI director briefs Intel Committee, Trump address Congressional Black Caucus and VP Pence's role in the White House

February 17, 2017
FBI Director James Comey discusses the Trump administration's connection to Russia.
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