The Democrats and their trained seals in the media are hyperventilating with excitement. New attorney general Jeff Sessions is a pawn of Putin's! He talked to a Russian ambassador and didn't disclose it! He was part of Trump's plot to have the Russians hack the election! Gasp! He must resign immediately!
Sheer fake news horse manure.
The Left simply can't accept that they lost the election. So they continue to try to deligitimize President Trump, and the fairy tale they continue to tell is that Russia somehow hacked the election to spoil Queen Hillary coronation. President Obama had something to say about that:
Of course, that was before the election, when President Obama, the media and the usual suspects all knew Mrs. Clinton would win. When she didn't, President Obama changed his mind about that and a lot of other things, including that peaceful, smooth transition. But I digress.
Here's exactly what happened.
In January, Sessions was asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) for answers to written questions. One of them wasg if he had “been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after Election Day?”
Sessions answered no. Notice exactly how the question was framed. The attorney general wasn't asked if he had been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government for any reason during the entire course of the year. He was asked specifically if he had been in contact with the Russian government about the 2016 election.
Now as it happens, Jeff Sessions, as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee, met tw3ice with Russian diplomats in connection with his work on that committee. This, by the way, is standard operating procedure for senators. It's part of the job. His meetings were leaked by 'intelligence sources' to the Washington Post, now an official organ of the Democrat Party and the 'Resistance'.
Senator Claire McCaskill from Missouri, a Democrat, stepped into this one full force and ended up with manure all over her shoes. To witness, check out these tweets:
Whoopsie! Good ol' Claire McCaskill, the original $5 girl in a $10 town...
And AG Sessions? Here's what he had to say about the matter:
“I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign. And those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false. I don’t have anything else to say about that.”
Are we at war with Russia? I know there are a few crazy politicians who'd love that, but it hasn't happened yet and hopefully won't. It isn't a crime to talk to Russian diplomats. There's absolutely no evidence of 'Russian hacking' as even Obama's DNI James Clapper testified before congress and Assistant Director of the FBI McCabe reiterated. And Session's talks with Russia's ambassador were both normal and a part of his duties as part of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
And finally, even if Jeff Sessions did mention the campaign (and there's zero evidence he did) where's the crime? Former AG Micheal Mukasey schools CNN talking head Erin Burnett, who apparently has never read the Constitution and has no idea what treason consists of:
The Democrats have two things in mind here. Along with their creatures in the media, they want to keep the water boiling in the Democrat fever swamp fantasy land about Russia hacking the election. And having failed to stop Jeff Sessions from being confirmed, they're attempting to delegitimize him and take him out because he's a white Southerner, scary smart and because of his views on enforcing our laws on illegal migration.
Their first objective is disgusting and shows their vile nature and their essential disrespect for our democracy. The second will be an exercise in failure.
UPDATE: AG Sessions has apparently agreed to recuse himself when it comes to the House's bogus 'investigation' into Russian hacking. On the one hand, it's a mistake, since the entire charge is bogus and this gives it a slight appearance of credence. On the other hand, it shows that Sessions is an ethical man not worried about his actions who wants to avoid even the appearance of bias.
Pretty different then the last two corrupt figures we had for attorney generals, that's for sure.