"I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians".
"He now needs to come back before the Committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he can not seem to provide truthful, complete answers to these important and relevant questions", Leahy, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told The New York Times. "I mentioned that I'm heading over there and totally unrelated to the campaign".
Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign - as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.
During his confirmation hearing in January, Sessions told Sen.
Also, it was only a matter of time before people began speculating who would be cast to play him in the inevitable made-for-TV movie about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation campaign-meddling investigation. Mr. Clovis was drawn further into controversy this week when George Papadopoulos, a Trump campaign official, plead guilty to misleading Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about a series of meetings he took with Russia-linked individuals during the 2016 election.More news: Don't forget to fall back when Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday
"We must get to the bottom of what happened so that we can prevent it from happening again, and I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate-and the American public-cannot trust your word", Franken wrote.
He said one person was a "senior person", but he would not reveal the person's identity.
Last month he reiterated he did not know of any Trump campaign official having contact with Russian officials - a claim Senate Democrats are pushing back on. Jeff Sessions, when he said "he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President [Vladimir] Putin".
"He had no knowledge of any conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign with any Russian or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States", the unnamed source insisted.
The email, dated March 24, 2016, was highlighted Papadopoulos' plea agreement announced Monday.