Attorney General Jeff Sessions was on Capitol Hill Tuesday morning to face congressional investigators amid new evidence of Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.
The former Alabama senator was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee regarding just how much he knew about alleged Russian contacts’ involvement with the Trump campaign.
The appearance came after the FBI revealed a former Trump campaign aide pleaded guiltyto making false statements to the intelligence arm. And another former adviser recently testified that Sessions, 70, knew about a trip he took to Russia during the campaign.
Read on for a timeline of Sessions’ involvement with President Trump’s campaign and the Russia election.
June 16, 2015 – Donald Trump officially announces his candidacy for president at an event in Manhattan.
February 28, 2016 – Sessions endorses Trump at a rally in Alabama, becoming the first senator to do so.
March 3, 2016 – Trump picks Sessions to lead his campaign’s National Security Advisory Committee.
March 31, 2016 – Trump’s Instagram account publishes a photo of the candidate meeting with his national security team. Aside from Trump, Sessions is pictured in the image, as well as George Papadopoulos, the former campaign adviser who later pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.