Thursday, March 2, 2017

Attorney General Beauregard Sessions Lied in His Confrimation Hearing

Which Must Only Raise His Status in an Administration That Considers Lying a Strategy

It was a simple question, during his confirmation hearing Senator-Too-Racist-to-Be-a-Federal-Judge Jeff Sessions told the Senate he had not met with Russians during the campaign.  He had, as reported by the WaPo.

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
Officials said Sessions did not consider the conversations relevant to the lawmakers’ questions and did not remember in detail what he discussed with Kislyak.
“There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer,” said Sarah Isgur Flores, Sessions’s spokeswoman.

Gee, you think he was lying then, is he lying now, is he not just a big fat liar?  Or maybe in Alabama a statement like "I did not have communications with the Russians" means "I did have communications with the Russians".  Could be one explanation, could be the only explanation.

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