Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted today, November 14, that he does "recall" meeting with former Trump campaign member, George Papadopoulos, during a meeting with the House Judiciary Committee. Papadopoulos, who will plead guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contact with Russians during the election, reportedly met with Sessions in March of 2016. However, Sessions stated today that although he remembers speaking with Papadopoulos, he does not have a "clear recollection" of what they discussed.

Trump campaign criminal activity

For months, the Trump administration has denied any ties to the Kremlin in 2016.

Just a few weeks ago, Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway adamantly defended the administration on Fox and Friends, saying President Trump considers the Russian allegations 'a hoax' and deflected the conversation toward the Clinton campaign and their connection to the Russian dossier.

Robert Mueller's investigation has already tied big names from the Trump campaign, such as former campaign manager Paul Manafort, to criminal activity before and after the election. Though many higher-ups deny George Papadopoulos had much influence within the Trump campaign, Sessions' confession today proves his contributions were stronger than previously advocated.

Sessions stated in his hearing today that the Trump campaign "was a form of chaos every day, from day one." The inconsistent and irregular claims stemming from members of the campaign not only confirm his claim but also further pushes the notion that prominent campaign members and even Donald Trump himself did not have a hold on dealings of the campaign.

This could prove to complicate things for Robert Mueller should he attempt to establish clear ties to Trump and criminal activity.

Sessions' own ties to Russia

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Sessions himself had met with Russian officials during the 2016 election. This bombshell came amid continued reports linking the Donald Trump campaign to Russia, including the announcement of Michael Flynn's forced resignation from his role as National Security Advisor.

Sessions apparently had similar communications with the Kremlin. According to the Justice Department, Sessions reportedly met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on two separate occasions, both of which took place around the time the Kremlin hacked the Democratic National Committee. After pressure from Democrats to either resign or recuse himself, Sessions announced in March that he would recuse from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign.

During his testimony today, Sessions has attempted to establish further barriers between himself and Russian collusion.

Sessions said about Papadopoulos, "to the best of my recollection, I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government or any other foreign government."