WASHINGTON (WIAT) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed an ethics complaint against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The complaint was filed Thursday with the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission.
The complaint claims Sessions violated the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct during his confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate in January, pointing to a response to a question posed by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.).
Franken asked Sessions whether “anyone affiliated with the (Donald) Trump campaign had communicated with the Russian government.”
Sessions, an early supporter of Trump’s, served as a policy advisor for his presidential campaign.
In response to Franken’s question, Sessions replied, “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
On March 1, more than a month after the hearing, The Washington Post published reports that Sessions met twice last year with Russia’s Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak.
Sessions later confirmed that the meetings took place, but denied discussing the campaign with Kislyak.
The complaint filed Thursday alleges that the Post report clearly contradicts Sessions’ verbal testimony, as well as written testimony in response to a question from Sen….