The world was watching as Jeff Sessions dug the Trump administration into a pit that they can’t get out of. He was bobbing and weaving through most of his testimony and managed to tell us very little. As each day passes another nail is hammered into the coffin of the Trump administration, this time is was Sessions who was holding the hammer.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his opening statements, Sessions implied that he had answered Senator Al Franken’s question posed to him during Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January. Sessions addressed the issues with this:
‘Relatedly, there is the assertion that I did not answer Senator Franken’s question honestly at my confirmation hearing. That is false. This is how it happened. He asked me a rambling question that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community had advised President-elect Trump that “there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump’s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.” I was taken aback by these explosive allegations, which he said were being reported in breaking news that day. I wanted to refute immediately any suggestion that I was a part of such an activity. I replied, “Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have – did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.” That was the context in which I was asked the question, and in that context, my answer was a fair and correct response to the charge as I understood it. It simply did not occur to me to go further than the context of the question and list any conversations I may have had with Russians in routine situations, as I had with numerous other foreign officials.’
Al Franken responded in tremendous fashion in an official statement saying:
‘Our attorney general, who is the top law enforcement official in the country, and the rest of the Trump administration seem unconcerned by that disturbing truth. They seem to have collective amnesia about meeting with Russian officials during and after the campaign and only remember when they have been caught. They are not acting like a group of people with nothing to hide.’
It does appear to many that Jeff Sessions, is in fact hiding something that exactly lies ahead.
— U.S. Senator Al Franken (@SenFranken) June 13, 2017
If Sessions is unable to remember anything (selective memory) I feel he should resign. How can we trust him to perform his duties properly?
— MoonFlower (@OregonBlondi) June 13, 2017
I don't remember , I don't recall , I got no memory of anything….anything at all. Peter Gabriel knew this was coming.
— dave billyard (@Marewhisperer) June 13, 2017
another ploy to distract Americans from the back office politics
— Kary Barton (@karyb161616) June 13, 2017
Come on Al! Amnesia is an actual medical condition. Seems like it's a damn miracle he even found his way there- be nice
— S. Smith (@optimistelf) June 13, 2017
— Susan T. Case (@SusanTCase) June 13, 2017
Make him drink fish oil until he remembers. With a memory as bad as his he's unfit to hold the position of AG.
— Donald Nelson (@HanoyShan) June 13, 2017
Could you succinctly explain why, in your opinion, Sessions should not be formally charged with contempt of Congress for perjury and refusal
— A.D. Adams (@h1gg5b0s0n) June 13, 2017
The AG literally does not know what questions he can legally answer. That is like a basketball player not knowing how to dribble.
— eudaimonia (@ainomiadue) June 13, 2017
Misleading is putting it mildly. He's lying, which means perjury. If you 'dont recall' 80% of the time you belong in a nursing home.
— snowangel (@Snowangel11) June 13, 2017
— Dr J. Kally-Williams (@kallywilli) June 13, 2017
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