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Jeff Sessions to face crucial test on Russia at House hearing Tuesday: Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not have been more definitive when he told a Senate panel last month that he had no knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russia.

“I did not, and I’m not aware of anyone else that did,” Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I don’t believe that happened.”

Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are preparing a strong challenge to Sessions’ assertions at a hearing Tuesday, based largely on the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and admitted to the FBI he attended a national security meeting in March 2016 with then-candidate Donald Trump, Sessions and other advisers.

At that meeting, which Sessions chaired, Papadopoulos told the group he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the the charging documents unsealed last month by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Jeff Sessions to face crucial test on Russia at House hearing Tuesday: Attorney General Jeff Sessions could not have been more definitive when he told a Senate panel last month that he had no knowledge of Trump campaign contacts with Russia.“I did not, and I’m not aware of anyone else that did,” Sessions told the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I don’t believe that happened.”Democrats and Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are preparing a strong challenge to Sessions’ assertions at a hearing Tuesday, based largely on the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign and admitted to the FBI he attended a national security meeting in March 2016 with then-candidate Donald Trump, Sessions and other advisers.At that meeting, which Sessions chaired, Papadopoulos told the group he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the the charging documents unsealed last month by special counsel Robert Mueller.