Grassley calls on ‘leaker’ to release Sessions-Russia conversation


Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Saturday called on an anonymous leaker with information on alleged Russian officials’ conversations with Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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. 


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. 

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