“Jeff Sessions is our nation’s top law enforcement officer, and it is shocking that he would lie to the FBI on an issue of national security. From Jeff Sessions to Jared Kushner to Donald Trump, Jr., the president’s closest confidants appear to have collective amnesia about their dealings with the Russian government.
“It’s one thing to know that the Attorney General lied on his security clearance form, but it’s another to see a potential felony in black and white. Mr. Sessions has advised federal prosecutors across the country to charge defendants with the most serious crimes, carrying the toughest penalties. Special Counsel Robert Mueller should take him at his word.
“Making false statements in a security clearance application can be a felony, and American Oversight is deeply concerned that Trump administration political appointees may be interfering in the FOIA process to protect the Attorney General from the release of potentially incriminating information.”