Some years ago I was
“vetted” to work for the British prime minister. I was asked if there were any past or present circumstances in my life that would render me liable to blackmail by a Soviet or other foreign agent. Happily there were not, and I received security clearance. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in a less happy situation. Having met with the Russian ambassador in the course of the presidential election and having testified that no part of the conversation related to the election, he could potentially be blackmailed by an unscrupulous Russian government with the threat of revealing that what he had testified was untrue — whether it was true or not.
David Piachaud, London