Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation

Grassley calls on 'leaker' to release Sessions-Russia conversation
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Senator Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOvernight Health Care: CDC advises vaccinated to wear masks in high-risk areas | Biden admin considering vaccine mandate for federal workers Eight Republicans join Democrats to confirm head of DOJ environmental division Four senators call on Becerra to back importation of prescription drugs from Canada MORE (R-Iowa) on Saturday called on an anonymous leaker with information on alleged Russian officials' conversations with Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE to "end speculation" and release the entire conversation.

"LEAKER: stop tease/leak entire conversation/end speculation," Grassley tweeted.

The Iowa senator leads the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign during the 2016 campaign.

Grassley apparently referred to a report that Sergey Kislyak had spoken to then-Alabama Sen. Sessions on Trump campaign issues, according to Kislayk's accounts of the conversations to Russian officials which were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies. 

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The intelligence was leaked to The Washington Post by a former U.S. intelligence official, who also said the conversations included talks of what U.S.-Russia relations might look like under a Trump administration. 

Trump blasted The Washington Post article on Saturday, calling the leaks "illegal."

The reported conversations add to speculation about alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia while Moscow was actively trying to influence the election.

Sessions originally failed to disclose a meeting with Kislyak, and then said that their conversations had nothing to do with the Trump campaign.