Feinstein: Sessions should re-testify on Russia meetings

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Blumenthal: ‘Credible case' of obstruction of justice can be made against Trump MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said she believes Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week MORE should return to the Senate Judiciary Committee to clarify his testimony that he was unaware of contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russia.

“It seems to me Sen. [Al FrankenAlan (Al) Stuart FrankenDemocrats turn on Al Franken Schumer called, met with Franken and told him to resign Overnight Finance: Trump says shutdown 'could happen' | Ryan, conservatives inch closer to spending deal | Senate approves motion to go to tax conference | Ryan promises 'entitlement reform' in 2018 MORE (D-Minn.)] has been very good in outlining the various instances where there was more than one contact on behalf of Sessions,” Feinstein told CNN’s Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." “Whether he remembers it or not, I think some of that needs to be developed further. I think that request has been made by Franken, and I think [Sessions] should come back and clarify it.”

Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she plans to discuss bringing Sessions back to re-testify with Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP and Dems bitterly divided by immigration Thanks to the farm lobby, the US is stuck with a broken ethanol policy MORE (R-Iowa.), the committee's chairman.

Sessions previously testified before the committee on Oct. 18.

It was revealed last week that Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with a Kremlin-linked professor who claimed to have dirt on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father MORE.

Carter Page, another Trump campaign adviser, later in the week told investigators on the House Intelligence Committee that he met with Russian government officials during a July 2016 trip to Moscow.

“We certainly don’t want him to tell us things that aren’t true,” Feinstein said of Sessions on Sunday. “Maybe he has a faulty memory, so there are a lot of excuses one can make. But at this stage, he’s got to narrow his recollections. When he comes before the committee again, he has to be precise and it has to be accurate.”