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Contrary to what he told Congress at his confirmation hearing, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions did indeed "have communications with the Russians" when he was a top Trump campaign advisor on national security.

But did Sessions commit perjury?

Perjury accusations have bedeviled many other Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress in recent decades. It was a central accusation in President Clinton's impeachment. Prosecutors have also put sports stars and business moguls on trial for perjury.

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