Feinstein: Sessions should re-testify on Russia meetings

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinSunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Senate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court Deal to fix family separations hits snag in the Senate MORE (D-Calif.) on Sunday said she believes Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsData confirm that marijuana decriminalization is long overdue The FIRST STEP Act sets up a dangerous future The Sessions DOJ is working to end the great asylum hustle 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 FrankenControversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct Franken offers Dems a line of questioning for Kavanaugh's 'weirdly specific bit of bulls---' 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 GrassleyKavanaugh returns questionnaire to Senate panel Sunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Andrew Wheeler must reverse damage to American heartland 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 ClintonWhite House protests extend into sixth day despite rain Clinton: US is 'losing friends and allies' under Trump Justice Dept releases surveillance applications for former Trump aide 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.”