Oops Jeff Sessions Did it Again
He got caught in a lie. First it was that he never met with anyone from Russia. Then it was ‘only twice’ but as a Senator. This didn’t really make much sense. It later came out that when Sessions met Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the Cleveland RNC-at a conference-he had used campaign funds.
So at least one of the two times he did meet with him in his Trump campaign function. And once you realize he spoke to Kislyak in his campaign function in July, it doesn’t add up to believe he met him in his Senate capacity two months later even if it were in his Senate office.
While Trump was able to tweet out a picture of Schumer eating ice cream with Putin, that was almost 15 years ago. Sessions clearly met with Kislyak a lot more than that. Now he’s caught in another lie. He met with him a third time:
“In April of 2016, Sessions attended a VIP reception at a hotel in Washington, D.C., with President Donald Trump and roughly two dozen guests, including four ambassadors. One of them was Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The cocktail meet-and-greet took place in a private room at the Mayflower Hotel near the White House. Shortly thereafter, Trump delivered a foreign policy speech in the hotel’s ballroom, where he called for improved U.S.-Russia relations. Kislyak was seated in the front row.”
“Though the event was small, it is unclear if Sessions and Kislyak spoke directly, and a spokeswoman for the attorney general did not respond immediately to questions about the event from The Huffington Post. Organizers said the event included a receiving line.”
“Sessions did not mention the Mayflower event when he was asked during his confirmation hearings if he had any contact during the presidential campaign with Russian officials. Nor did he put that event in his amended testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.”
So that’s now three times. And this one clearly was in his campaign capacity.
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