Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC spoke tonight of what a rotten lawyer Jeff Sessions is. Any good defense attorney would have cautioned him to release a written statement. Instead, Sessions chose to appear in front the press. He said "I don't recall," a great many times. But he also told an anecdote that demonstrated he remembered some things and there were staff witnesses. That staff likely took notes and the FBI will find the notes. He also described the Russian ambassador he met with as "gossipy."
Serge Kislyak has been the Russian Ambassador to the US since 2008. Jeff Sessions' news conference today placed his fate squarely in Kislyak's hands. If the Russians don't want Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General, they have only to say, "Yes, of course we discussed the campaign." Sessions would then be job hunting. Or indicted. If Kislyak said they did not discuss the campaign, who would believe him beside Lil' Donald?
This was the statement Lil' Donald gave:
Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. this whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win. The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election and now, they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total witch hunt!"More accurately." Huh. Lil' Donald knows he perjured himself, too. And that said by the worst liar in political history.
So what the hell was the Russian Ambassador doing attending the Republican National Convention? Just how many people in the Republican Party have been compromised? At this point, is my belief we should look at FBI Comey, party leader Mitch McConnel, and likely many more.
Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn together met with the Russian ambassador during the campaign transition. According to CNN:
Kushner and Flynn sat down in December at Trump Tower with Sergey Kislyak, according to a senior administration official, who described it as an "introductory meeting" and "kind of an inconsequential hello."Understand, there are more Russian connections. According to CNN:
Another national security adviser to the Trump campaign, J.D. Gordon, also disclosed Thursday that he had met with Kislyak, this time during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July. That meeting was first reported by USA Today.Can we say six people that got Lil' Donald elected have connections to Russia? Holy Cats! I just don't have any more words tonight.
Gordon told CNN that along with national security advisers Carter Page and Walid Phares, Gordon stressed to the Russian envoy that he would like to improve relations with Russia.