The Washington Post Just Uncovered A Sessions-Russia Bombshell That Exposes Trump

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The Washington Post Just Uncovered A Sessions-Russia Bombshell That Exposes Trump

Post by Admin on Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:35 am

By Colin Taylor
Published on March 1, 2017

The Washington Post just reported that our current Attorney General and former Senator Jeff Sessions had not one but two meetings with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador, during the presidential election that he failed to disclose during his confirmation hearing.

One of those meetings took place privately in the Senator’s office in September as the Russian cyberwarfare and interference campaign in the 2016 election began to come to light.

This means that during his confirmation hearings, Sessions lied under oath to Congress about the full nature of his activities during the election:

   Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, 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.

While it’s all very well and good for Sessions to suddenly have amnesia and to “not consider the conversations relevant,” there are millions of Americans who would be very interested in knowing what he discussed with the Russian government.

Since Sessions is the head of the Justice Department, which oversees the FBI, which is overseeing the investigation into Trump and his Russian scandal, we must demand that he recuse himself and appoint an independent prosecutor to get to the bottom of this conspiracy – which he has so far refused to do.

It’s just further evidence that Trump’s entire cabinet is in some way or another involved in the efforts to subvert our democratic system and install a puppet beholden to the Kremlin in White House.

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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Published on March 1, 2017

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Re: The Washington Post Just Uncovered A Sessions-Russia Bombshell That Exposes Trump

Post by Sassy on Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 pm

US media turn screw on Donald Trump administration with fresh reports of Russia links

White House hit with 'triple whammy' of reports from Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and New York Times


The US woke up on Thursday to a “triple whammy” of new media reports linking the Trump administration with Russia, throwing the White House on the defensive and sparking fresh calls for a formal investigation.

The most significant of the claims – that Mr Trump’s new Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, met twice with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election – was first reported in the Washington Post.

Mr Sessions was an early supporter of the Republican candidate and served as a policy adviser during his campaign. The Justice Department says he had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors last year, including two with Russia’s Sergey Kislyak, in his capacity as a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

But he failed to mention this contact in his confirmation hearing in January when asked what he would do if “anyone affiliated” with the Trump campaign had been in contact with the Russian government, and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi said this amounted to “lying under oath”.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores insisted on Wednesday night that “there was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer”. Some Democrats have said the omission is grounds enough for Sessions to be relieved of his post, while Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Mr Sessions “must” now recuse himself of any role investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia.

The Washington Post’s report was followed up by one in the Wall Street Journal, quoting sources as saying US investigators have already started examining contacts between Mr Sessions and Russian officials during the presidential campaign.

Whether that inquiry was still going on, and what its findings were, wasn’t clear, the sources said.

More at:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-media-news-donald-trump-jeff-sessions-russia-links-pressure-new-york-times-white-house-election-a7607376.html



Even Nixon's lawyers is getting in on the act:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/richard-nixon-lawyer-john-dean-donald-trump-russia-jeff-sessions-cover-up-watergate-scandal-a7607026.html
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Re: The Washington Post Just Uncovered A Sessions-Russia Bombshell That Exposes Trump

Post by Irn Bru on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:57 am

He's done for. And if their is any link to Trump he will be as well.

We can but hope Very Happy
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Re: The Washington Post Just Uncovered A Sessions-Russia Bombshell That Exposes Trump

Post by Luck of the Draw on Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:51 pm

As you mentioned, one can only hope.

Still amazed those that voted for P---- G------ or bought into his "snake oil" promises (lies)
And instead of draining the swamp he filled it with similar sleaze-balls as himself.
The spineless, gutless Repubs feeling anxious also as they can't control their lose-cannon leader.

Sad & hard times for America.
More like the Un-United States of America.
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