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What’s A Little Perjury Between Comrades?


The Watergate Scandal

The Attorney General isn’t just a neoconfederate, he’s a crook:

Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.

One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.

The previously undisclosed discussions could fuel new congressional calls for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged role in the 2016 presidential election. As attorney general, Sessions oversees the Justice Department and the FBI, which have been leading investigations into Russian meddling and any links to Trump’s associates. He has so far resisted calls to recuse himself.

In addition to the Attorney General of the United States having perjured himself to hide contacts with a foreign government that was almost certainly illegally obtaining and leaking information to aid his party’s candidate, there’s an additional problem:

But to be Scrupulously Fair, Sessions’s perjury wasn’t about something serious like a blowjob, so it would be completely principled for Republicans to ignore it.

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