We’re all fed up with the left’s conspiracy theories, especially the Russia BS.
So is Jeff Sessions.
Sessions’ anger is even more justified. He sees this as an attack on his character!
Even before he was confirmed as the AG, he was under assault from the left.
He was dogged by accusations of alleged racism, despite receiving the “Governmental Award of Excellence” from the NAACP.
You know, that group that actively opposed his nomination to the position of Attorney General.
The left is so desperate that if a Trump staff member orders borscht that PROVES that they’re Russian spies!
And Sessions isn’t taking it anymore! In a prepared opening to his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, he hit back.
Let me state this clearly colleagues. I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russian or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States. Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign.
The suggestion that I participated in any collusion or that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie.
The AG has dealt with allegations of dishonesty and impropriety regarding his supposed contacts with the Russians. All because he neglected to mention he meet Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at the Republican National Convention.
The Democrats are even calling for his resignation!
Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (a Democrat) opened the hearing. He implied that there could have been additional meeting between Sessions and Kisylak at the Mayflower Hotel in April 2016.
Sessions wasn’t taking that [email protected]:
I did not have any private meetings nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel. I did not attend any meetings at that event. Prior to the speech, I attended a reception with my staff that included at least two dozen people and President Trump. Though I do recall several conversations I had during that pre-speech reception, I do not have any recollection of meeting or talking to the Russian Ambassador or any other Russian officials. If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian Ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it. After the speech, I was interviewed by the news media, which had gathered as I remember in a different room, and then I left the hotel.
There is the assertion that I did not answer Senator Franken’s question honestly at my confirmation hearing. Colleagues, that is false. I can’t say colleagues anymore … former colleagues.
This is what happened.
Senator Franken asked me a rambling question after some six hours of testimony that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community, the U.S. 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 that explosive allegation, which he said was being reported as breaking news that very day and which I had not heard. I wanted to refute – immediately – any suggestion that I was part of such activity. I replied, quote, “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,” end quote.
That was the context in which I was asked the question and in that context it was a fair and accurate response to the charge as I understood it.
Sessions acknowledged the meetings between himself and Kislyak. One at his Senate office. The other at the RNC. But he told the committee, “Not one thing happened that was improper in any one of these meetings.”
He found the whole notion that him meeting the Russian ambassador was evidence of a Russian interference in the election ridiculous.
Whether I ever attended a reception where the Russian Ambassador was also present is entirely beside the point of this investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 campaigns.
You do not want to mess with this AG!