Reports: FBI Investigated Sessions For Possible False Statements

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From left, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, listen to law enforcement officers speak during a roundtable meeting on sanctuary cities hosted by President Donald Trump.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Published reports say the FBI investigated Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible false statements to Congress.

ABC News first reported that Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director fired last week by Sessions, authorized an investigation into Sessions last year about whether Sessions misled Congress when he denied having any contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential election.

The Justice Department later acknowledged that Sessions had had two encounters with the then-Russian ambassador. Congressional Democrats asked for an investigation.

Chuck Cooper, a lawyer for Sessions, says he’s been told by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office that there’s no current investigation into Sessions for false statements.

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