While at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in August, then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions — who was confirmed as Attorney General in early February — used political funds from his reelection account to pay for campaign expenses at the RNC, where he met with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, ABC News confirmed Thursday.

But in a statement Wednesday night, Sessions said, “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign.”

Sessions was specifically questioned by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, during his confirmation hearing about the alleged ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the…