Democrats managed to get former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s resignation on flimsy accusations, so now they are taking Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments out of context in hopes that they can knock out one of President Trump’s key cabinet members.
During questioning by Al Franken regarding a fake dossier, Franken asked Sessions if anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government. Sessions said that he had been called a surrogate, but he had not communicated with the Russians. This statement has been taken out of context to smear him because Franken was referring to the campaign’s communication with the Russians. Sessions had contact with a Russian ambassador twice, but it was when he was working in his capacity as a senator, not with the campaign. He is a member of the Armed Services Committee, so this is not unusual. His answer was truthful in the context of the question.
The media and democrats are expected to continue to make baseless accusations that Russia affected the outcome of the election, so these witch hunts will continue. Several Democrat lawmakers including Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have called for Sessions to resign, but there are no indications that he plans to resign.
President Trump stated today that he has “total confidence,” in Sessions and doesn’t think that he should recuse himself from probes into Russian interference into the election. House Speaker Paul Ryan said that there is no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and he sees no reason for Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations. However, after meetings today, Sessions issued a statement that he will recuse himself from investigations into the presidential elections.
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