After the resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, will we see a second eminent member of the Trump team leave the ship because of its relations with Russia?

The leader of Democrats in the House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has called on the U.S. Justice Minister, Jeff Sessions, to resign after revelations in the Washington Post on conversations with the Russian ambassador before the election of November 8.

Jeff Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday (March 1st) that Senator Jeff Sessions, now the Attorney General - Minister of Justice - of the Trump administration, spoke twice with the Russian ambassador in Washington during the campaign and ignored these meetings during his hearing in the Senate.

According to the newspaper, Jeff Sessions and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak spoke privately on September 8, in the senator's office, at the summit of the alleged campaign of Russian cyber-attacks denounced by the American intelligence services.

"Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate. Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, 'I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.' We now know that statement is false," Pelosi said in a statement.

Sessions: I did not have relations with the Russians

Presidential National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was forced to leave the Donald Trump team only three weeks after taking office, due to revelations about a conversation with the same ambassador before the presidential nomination.

As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at the forefront of investigations into alleged Russian cyber-attacks and possible links between the Kremlin and the Trump teams. At the time of his meetings with Sergei Kislyak in June and September, Sessions was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and was one of Trump's most influential foreign policy advisers, according to the newspaper.

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