Sessions Recuses Himself From Any Russian Investigation
“As often seems the case in Washington, the controversy surrounding the meetings of then Senator Jeff Sessions with the Russian Ambassador has quickly descended into a feeding frenzy. When interviewed shortly after the disclosure, I stated that Attorney General Sessions should recuse himself and clarify his testimony. Late this afternoon, Sessions promised to do precisely that. However, the over-hearted rhetoric has continued with calls for Sessions to resign or even be criminally charged. People are getting ahead of their skis on this issue, particularly in claiming that this is the same type of controversy that led to the criminal charges against former Attorney General Richard G. Kleindienst.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) have insisted that Sessions should resign. I do not see the basis for such a resignation anymore than I saw the compelling case for a perjury charge. Here is the exchange where Senator Al Franken raises the issue of continual campaign communications between surrogates and the Russians. Sessions said that he responded to the breaking news over collusion on the campaign:
That is not the model of clarity and certainly not the stuff that a perjury case is made of.
Sessions had staffers present in the Senate meeting (the other encounter followed a speech at the Republican Convention) and has stated that the meeting was at the Russian’s request and concerned foreign policy disputes.
In the end, no perjury case has been made against Sessions. Should he have answered for broadly, yes. Should he have corrected the record earlier, yes. I have also felt that recusal was the clearly advisable course weeks ago and before this latest controversy. However, that does not make this a criminal matter. A recusal and clarifying letter will address the prior errors.”
….Continue reading more @ JonathanTurley.org
– The New McCarthyism of the democrats like Al Franken, where he weaves into this question, allegations made by CNN about the Trump Campaign. The poor ex-comedian can’t seem to understand that the Senate is not a venting forum for unsubstantiated allegations in the midst of confirmation hearings, especially when you are simply fishing for a connection.
Moreover, where did these allegations go? How could such serious and potentially damaging information simply vanish and go away? Like all the rest of the fake news. Franken’s allegations went absolutely nowhere. /CJ
Flashback: Chuck Schumer Meets with Putin in New York City
“Where’s the outrage?
Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy.
But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City – not Trump.”
….Continue reading @ theGatewayPundit
Dem Sen. Claire McCaskill “Lied” About Meeting With Russian Ambassador?
– Legal Insurrection
“I keep thinking one of these days, politicians will remember the internet exists, and along with it, evidence of almost about everything they’ve said or done while in office (and often outside of the office, too — just ask David Wu). Alas…
As the Trump cabinet targeting continues, Sen. Claire McCaskill stepped in a huge pile by claiming she never had a meeting or call with a Russian ambassador.
Recently confirmed Attorney General and former Senator Jeff Sessions became the target of what appear to be trumped-up charges that he lied about his involvement with Russia during confirmation hearings. The political media set, along with federally elected Democrats are having a heyday, demanding Sessions resign.
In response to the allegations against AG Sessions, McCaskill’s official account tweeted:
I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years.No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 2, 2017
Again, As senior member of Armed Serv, never received call or request from Russian Amb for meeting. Never met one on one w/him.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) March 2, 2017
Unfortunately for McCaskill, THE INTERNET KNOWS EVERYTHING.
— Ian Prior (@iprior1177) March 2, 2017
No meeting, she says?
Off to meeting w/Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions,even those in process.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 30, 2013
And no phone call?
Today calls with British, Russian, and German Ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 6, 2015
….Continue reading @ Legal Insurrection
Meanwhile there’s a Real Scandal Going on in Congress over Missing Intelligence |
Terrorism | Muslim IT Trio Paid over 500K for Congress Work | Feb 12, 2017
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