Posted: 03/02/17 17:07
by Dave Mindeman
When it comes to Jeff Sessions, the focus has been on Al Franken's questions at the committee hearing. The video has been shown over and over.
But the most damaging aspect of Sessions response comes from the written questions provided by Patrick Leahy. Here is the verbatim:
Several of the President-Elect's nominees or senior advisers have Russian ties. Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after Election Day?
That seems to be more direct. When you ask...."Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election"....that is hard to dismiss. Especially when the written response is a definitive NO.
And remember this was written questions. Which means that Sessions had plenty of time to consider the question and plenty of time to think back on any of his contacts during the campaign.
Russian ambassador seems like part of the Russian government, right? Now, did he remember the ambassador visit and while thinking back decided that no campaign issues were discussed? If so, why not reveal the contact with an explanation.
The answer was NO. No explanation. Nothing to contribute.
The cloud still hovers.