Al Franken wants Attorney General Session back to question him more4 minute read
He want's him back to ask him the same question, makes sense.
Al Franken announced today that he wants Jeff Sessions, former Alabama Senator and now Attorney General for Donald Trump, to return to face Congress again about him “lying” about him meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Congress asked very specific question to then Senator Jeff Sessions during his Senate hearing to be confirmed as Attorney General back in January of this year. The exchanges are as follows…
FRANKEN: CNN has just published a story and I’m telling you this about a news story that’s just been published. I’m not expecting you to know whether or not it’s true or not. But CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that quote, “Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.” These documents also allegedly say quote, “There was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump’s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.”
Now, again, I’m telling you this as it’s coming out, so you know. But if it’s true, it’s obviously extremely serious and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?
SESSIONS: Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.
FRANKEN: Very well. Without divulging sensitive information, do you know about this or know what compromising personal and financial information the Russians claim to have?
SESSIONS : Senator Franken, allegations get made about candidates all the time and they’ve been made about president-elect Trump a lot sometimes. Most of them, virtually all of them have been proven to be exaggerated and untrue. I would just say to you that I have no information about this matter. I have not been in on the classified briefings and I’m not a member of the intelligence committee, and I’m just not able to give you any comment on it at this time.
FRANKEN: OK. Totally fair.
Now a follow up question by another Senator is what has people on the left up in arms.
SEN. PATRICK J. LEAHY: 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?”
It’s important to notice the exact question that was asked to Sessions here as it is very specific. The question was not if Sessions has ever met with anyone from the Russian government, because that answer would be yes which is standards practice for Senators. But rather the question was if Sessions has met with anyone from the Russian government about the 2016 election, and that answer is no.
Democrats and the left are going crazy saying that Sessions lied to Congress and committed “per-jury”. Which is false, he answered the question that was asked. But where were they when Hillary Clinton lied under oath NUMEROUS times to Congress? During the Bengazi and email scandal hearing? Isn’t it funny how that works?Follow us!