Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign with Russian ambassador

The Washington Post, however, reported that intercepted communications by us intelligence agencies said otherwise.The denial comes in response to a Washington Post report that the Russian ambassador to the U.S.The Post reports that he has told aides he was especially disturbed after learning Mueller would be able to access several years of his tax returns.Spy intercepts of conversations between Russia’s ambassador to the US and the Kremlin show the ambassador and Jeff Sessions discussed campaign-related matters during the 2016 presidential election, the Washington Post reported Friday night. However in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump warned Mueller that some of his family finances should be off-limits to the ex-FBI director´s wide-ranging investigation.He also has called before the committee and threatened to subpoena Glenn Simpson, a co-founder of Fusion GPS, a firm that commissioned former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele to dig up opposition research on Trump, when he was a presidential candidate.The committee said it will not issue subpoenas to force Trump Jr. and Manafort to appear at the Wednesday meeting, but would reserve the right to do so in the future.The controversy grew after Trump´s eldest son Donald Jr released emails in mid-July showing he held a meeting during the campaign with Kremlin-connected figures, hoping to get dirt on his father´s election rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton.Sessions has repeatedly denied any untoward contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. That includes any docs related to recent disclosures about the meeting. Nevertheless, he recused himself from the ongoing investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election.Both Trump Jr. and Manafort attended a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian-American lawyer. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow tells The Associated Press Thursday that the lawyers “will consistently evaluate the issue of conflicts and raise them in the appropriate venue”.The newspaper, citing the unnamed USA officials, reported Sessions’ assertions are “at odds with Kisylak’s accounts of conversations during two encounters over the course of the campaign, one in April ahead of Trump’s first major foreign policy speech and another in July on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention”.On Friday, Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said Russian Federation managed to increase effectiveness of its external influence due to its soft power instruments, including actions in cyberspace and news outlets like RT and Sputnik.