Everyone Stay Calm, Let’s Blame Russia
It was very clear to all of us that the democratic party was running scared after hearing one of the ‘greatest moments in political history’ last night during President Trump’s address. These were Van Jone’s words, not mine. And when CNN and Van Jones are scared, so goes the entire left population including house democrats.
So what do democrats do when they’re scare and beaten? Blame the Russians. Just as they did with a great, honored and superior general like Michael Flynn, they are doing now with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions had two conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during last year’s presidential campaign, while Sessions was still a senator. The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. investigators had examined contacts between Sessions and Russian officials and that the Justice Department was “wringing its hands” about how to proceed in the matter. The Journal also reported that Sessions did not know that his communications were under investigation.
DNC on WaPo report: "It appears [Sessions] may have perjured himself by falsely denying under oath that he had contact" w/ Russian gov't
— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) March 2, 2017
Democrats are screaming perjury because Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn, how he would respond “if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign.”
To which Sessions Responded:
“I’m not aware of any of those activities, I have been called a surrogate a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokesperson, said Sessions met with Kislyak in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and not on behalf of the Trump campaign. She says Sessions had 25 such meetings with envoys from foreign powers during that period, including the Sir Peter John Westmacott, the British ambassador, and Kenichirō Sasae, the Indian ambassador.
“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Flores said.
The Justice Department said late Wednesday that one of the discussions between Sessions and Sergey Kislyak was an office visit that occurred in Sessions’ capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The second conversation took place in a group setting with other ambassadors following a Heritage Foundation speech.
“There was absolutely nothing misleading about [Sessions’] answer [to Franken],” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement. “He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign–not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee.”
In his capacity as attorney general, Sessions oversees the FBI, which is currently investigating alleged contacts between Russian intelligence assets and senior members of the Trump campaign.
In the end Sessions was required to speak with the Russian ambassador as a member of the armed forces committee however, and this is all just another shadow chase by the democrats because they’re running scared after the President’s historical address to congress.