March 3, 2017 by Chris Kite
During the election, Republican Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions called for then Attorney General Loretta Lynch to recuse herself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. He made this statement after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona.
Now that he has been caught lying to congress about meetings with Russia during the Trump campaign, it would seem that volunteering to recuse himself from the investigations of Trump associates and their communications with Russia was the very least he could do. In fact, he should be one of the people being investigated!
There are several key facts that I think reveal how much trouble Sessions could be in. First, he lied under oath and said he had not had contact with Russian officials during the election. Second, the timing of the meetings is very suspicious. He met during the Republican National Convention and again about a month before the Russian interference allegations first surfaced. When asked about contact with Russians during the hearings to determine his suitability to become the next Attorney General, Sessions said, “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.”
With very good reason Sessions is not getting much of a defense from fellow Republicans. This Trump Russian scandal seems to keep getting more and more damning and I would not be surprised to see Sessions fail to escape this with his position in tact.