Papadopoulos: On Putin Meeting Proposal, ‘My Recollection Differs’ From Sessions’

Foreign policy advisor to US President Donald Trump's election campaign, George Papadopoulos leaves the US District Courts after his sentencing in Washington, DC on September 7, 2018. - Papadopoulos was jailed for 14... Foreign policy advisor to US President Donald Trump's election campaign, George Papadopoulos leaves the US District Courts after his sentencing in Washington, DC on September 7, 2018. - Papadopoulos was jailed for 14 days for lying to FBI agents over contacts with Russians that set off a federal probe into possible collusion with Moscow. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 9, 2018 10:53 am
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George Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to two weeks in prison Friday for lying to the FBI, said Sunday that his “recollection differs” from that of Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding a key campaign-era meeting.

Sessions testified last year that he “pushed back” when Papadopoulos suggested during a campaign meeting that Trump meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Later, three sources who attended the meeting told Reuters that, in the publication’s words, “Sessions had expressed no objections to Papadopoulos’ idea.”

Papadopoulos told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos Sunday that Sessions had been “quite enthusiastic” about a potential Trump-Putin meeting.

Asked about Sessions claim that he “pushed back,” Papadopoulos said: “My recollection differs from Jeff Sessions’.”

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