Last night the internet was abalze with praise for President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress.
For one night, America actually allowed the Trump administration to distract them from the the black cloud that is hanging over the White House.
It was a futile effort, the Gettysburg address could not wipe the stink off the growing scandal.
Russiagate is growing arms and legs like that creature from “The Thing”, week after week the American public learns more about the clear connection between President Trump’s innner circle, and the Kremlin.
The controversy has already cost National Security advisor Michael Flynn his job, and the revelation about contact between Trump campaign aides and high level Russian envoys during the election threatened to take down the entire administation.
Tonight, the country was again knocked back on it’s heels.
The Washington Post is reporting that acting attorney Jeff Sessions misrepresented whether or not he has been in contact with Russian officials prior to being confirmed to his current position.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 2, 2017
The tape does not lie, but Jeff Sessions certainly does.
He testified that he “did not have contact with the Russians”.
From the Washington Post
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.
In January, Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Sessions for answers to written questions. “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?” Leahy wrote.
Sessions responded with one word: “No.”
Any questions about whether or not a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the Trump White House for ties to Russia has been answered.
Two high ranking US officials have now lied about their communications to the Kremlin, and made a mockery of the American government.
The bread crumb trail leads to the oval office, it’s unlikely a control freak like President Trump would allow all of this to go on without his express knowledge.
Sessions’s meeting with the Russians as they are hacking our election makes him unfit for office, and potentially a criminal.
Technically, he committed perjury, because he made these statements under oath.
If he would lie about this, what else is he lying about?
Spokesperson for Sessions on Russia report: "There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer" https://t.co/e8saLfWOjp
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) March 2, 2017
In the mean time, the investigation continues, it seems that the craziest elements of this story have yet to be revealed.
A week ago, the Justice Department refused Trump’s request to debunk reports about the President’s team communicating with the Russians while they hacked our election.
Now, the Justice Department is confirming that this story is just getting started.