The Democrat attempt to pull off another smear job on Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed yesterday. Senator Tom Cotton, a rising star in the true conservative movement, helped a lot, as you will see if you watch the embedded five-minute video at the bottom of this post.
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and allegations of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates, including himself.
Committee chairman Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) framed the hearing as giving Sessions an opportunity to “separate fact from fiction.”
Sessions said it was critically important to investigate allegations of Russian interference during the election because such interference “can never be tolerated,” and encouraged the committee to get to the bottom of the matter.
He said he had no meeting with the Russians at the Mayflower Hotel, but did attend a reception with at least two dozen people – including President Trump – and had conversations during the pre-speech reception, but doesn’t remember talking to any Russians.
“Any suggestions I was aware of any collusion, or to undermine integrity of the democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie,” said Sessions.
Before he was nominated for Attorney General, Sessions had two meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and other foreign ambassadors. He acknowledged those two meetings, but said nothing that happened was inappropriate.
As to why he recused himself from the Russia investigation, Sessions said a Department of Justice regulation, 28 CFR 45.2, states that an “employee participating in a criminal prosecution with a personal relationship…with a political campaign, closely identified with a candidate or an elected official…” must recuse himself.
Senator Tom Cotton ridicules the collusion theory.
Take your choice. Watch the minute and a half of Twitter video or watch the whole five plus minutes on youtube.
Senator Tom Cotton full interaction with AG Sessions:
It was a good day for truth.