Michelle Obama would frequently say while campaigning for Hillary Clinton for President last year, “when they go low, we go high.” But is this really true? We’ve seen nothing but obstruction from Democrats in confirming President Trump’s cabinet, with some positions still waiting to be confirmed almost two months into Trump’s presidency.
The worst obstruction came in the constantly delayed hearings for the confirmation of then-Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Many attempts by the media and Senate Democrats tried to take down Sessions, from taking fabricated stories of supposed racism to making fun of his middle name, and, most egregiously, Senator Elizabeth Warren using Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s wife’s letter to smear Sessions as racist. But, luckily, he was eventually confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States. We would finally have an AG who stands for the rule of law, cares about tackling crime and supports police officers. Despite their best efforts, the Left failed to stop him.
But last night, Sessions was accused of speaking to Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, twice—once in July at a Heritage Foundation event attended by 50 ambassadors, and once in September at his senate office, as reported by The Washington Post. Sessions responded to the Post’s report, “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”
During his hearings to become Attorney General, Sessions testified that he had not met with the Russians. Now, Democrats are calling for Sessions to resign for lying under oath, from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to Warren, who, ironically, lied about her Native American heritage to get a job as a Harvard professor.
But this simply isn’t true. During the hearings, Sessions was asked by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy in a written statement, “Several of the President-elect’s nominees or senior advisors 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?” Sessions responded, “no.”
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Sessions was also asked during the hearing by Minnesota Senator Al Franken about a recent CNN report that there may have been communication between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Franken asked, “…if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the campaign, what will you do?” Sessions responded, “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 did not have communications with the Russians.”
However, during the time of the meetings with the Russian ambassador, Sessions was a Senator on the Armed Services Committee. He met with more than 25 foreign ambassadors while in the Senate. This is called “doing his job.” There is nothing illegal about this. In fact, on CNN this morning, in an interview with Alisyn Camerota, West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin defended Sessions, saying that senators meet with ambassadors often, and that it’s part of the job. Manchin added that he himself met with the Russian ambassador, as well.
Furthermore, there is no evidence whatsoever that Sessions talked to the Russians as a surrogate for the Trump campaign. It isn’t even close to perjury. But the Democrats, who want nothing more than to sabotage anything related to Trump, will grasp at as many straws as possible in order to find a supposed “scandal.” They are angry that they couldn’t stop Sessions, a conservative patriot, from becoming the successor to Lorretta Lynch and Eric Holder, both radical Leftists. Now, they want revenge.
Please, Mr. President, don’t fall for this like you did with Michael Flynn. Sessions is an honorable patriot and has an outstanding record. Stand by your man, and the American people will as well.Tags: Donald Trump Jeff Sessions Russia