On February 28, 2016, Senator Jeff Sessions became the first Senator to endorse Donald Trump for President. Source Sessions was almost immediately, officially brought into the campaign to lead Trump’s National Security Advisory Committee. Source
On April 27, 2016, Jeff Sessions is photographed with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a Mayflower Hotel event for the Trump campaign.
Here’s a notable Getty pic from the April 27, 2016 Mayflower Hotel event—Kislyak & Sessions both named in the official caption pic.twitter.com/epubUUfkKc
— Kerry Eleveld (@kerryeleveld) June 1, 2017
US intelligence intercepted conversations where Kislyak told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions at the meeting. Source
On January 10, 2017, during his confirmation hearing for the position of Attorney General, Jeff Sessions was asked if “there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign.” Mr. Sessions replied, “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.” Source
On January 17, 2017, in a response to a written questionnaire, nominee for Attorney General Jeff Sessions directly denied that he had been “in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election.” Source
Perjury? – Sessions later said that during his Sept. 8 meeting in his office with Kislyak, they discussed Ukraine. US policy relating to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula was an important issue in the campaigns, as well as US sanctions against Russia in response, which Trump frequently suggested he would eliminate. Unless they only spoke about how beautiful Ukraine is, they discussed a key election issue.