Darrell Issa

The Russian plot thickens

The Russian plot thickens

The cloud of suspicion over Russian interference in the American presidential election has widened, with new demands from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats for a special counsel's investigation, akin to the Watergate inquiry that forced the 1974 resignation of Richard Nixon.

The Justice Department has confirmed that, during the 2016 presidential campaign, Jeff Sessions, now Mr. Trump's attorney general but then Alabama's senior U.S. senator, met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — contrary to Mr. Sessions' sworn testimony at his confirmation hearings.

As first reported by The Washington Post, Messrs. Sessions and Kislyak met in Mr. Sessions' Senate office for...