Top democrats demand that Mr. Sessions resign because he’s perjured himself during his conformation hearings, by saying he never had conversations with Russian officials….BUT HE DID! Democrats and republicans want him to recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
“Sessions is not fit to serve as the top law enforcement officer of our country and must resign,” said Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader. “There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”
There is justifiable and continuing fallout from the fact that U.S. intelligence officials long ago concluded that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win! The Russians also hacked Democratic emails, providing them to WikiLeaks for release and spread various rumors and conspiracy theories about Trumps opponent Hilary Clinton. ALl of this swayed our elections.
F.B.I. officials have been justifiably investigating Trump campaign affiliates who’ve had communication with the Russian government. Last month, that resulted in the national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, resigning after it emerged that Mr. Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation with Mr. Kislyak.
Despite what Sessions says, the Justice Department revealed that Mr. Sessions had twice communicated with the Russian ambassador last year. The first time was in July, at the Republican National Convention, after he gave a speech at an event for ambassadors sponsored by the Heritage Foundation. The second time was a visit to his office by Mr. Kislyak in September. The Washington Post earlier reported both encounters.
Franken wrote on Facebook that Sessions’ answer to his Russia question now seems “at best, misleading.” We at the Milwaukee Community Journal go a tad further, Jeff Sessions is a flat our liar! He mislead his Senate colleagues, and the country, into believing he is a champion for civil rights, saying that he handled civil rights cases that in truth he barely touched!
That’s right! In a questionnaire he filed recently with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions (R-Ala.) listed four civil rights cases among the 10 most significant that he litigated “personally” as the U.S. attorney for Alabama during the 1980s. Three involved voting rights, while the fourth was a school desegregation case. Well, real civil rights heroes J. Gerald Hebert, Joseph D. Rich, William Yeomans actually worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, which brought those lawsuits; they handled three of the four ourselves. They stated categorically that Sessions had no substantive involvement in any of them. He did what any U.S. attorney would have had to do: He signed his name on the complaint, and they added his name on any motions or briefs. That’s it!
We’ll keep you updated on developments of this new scandal developing within the Trump administration.