Sep 1, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Papadopoulos claims Trump encouraged Putin meeting efforts

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Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos claims President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions encouraged him to continue efforts to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Papadopoulos' account conflicts with what Attorney General Jeff Sessions original told the House Judiciary Committee. Sessions said he pushed back against the idea of meeting with Putin and that he thought it "may have been improper."

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