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DC Daily: Report of Sessions meeting with Russia during campaign

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-22 11:27:40-04

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Attorney General, Russian ambassador talked about election issues during Trump's campaign

- The Russian ambassador to the U.S. said he talked about election-related issues with Senator Jeff Sessions when they met during the 2016 presidential race, according to the Washington Post.

At the time, Sessions was a foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump. The former Alabama senator is now U.S. attorney general.

Sessions failed to disclose the meetings during his confirmation hearing.

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Trump's staff shakeup signals a White House ready for battle

Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday, just minutes after President Trump named former campaign fundraiser Anthony Scaramucci as his new communications director.

"The President himself is always going to be the President. I was in the Oval Office with him earlier today, and we were talking about letting him be himself, letting him express his full identity," Scaramucci said. "I think he's got some of the best political instincts in the world, and perhaps in history."

Scaramucci emphasized there's lots of love in the White House, using the word 'love' 20 times in his news conference Friday.

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CNN and Newsy contributed to this report