Donald Trump‘s new Attorney General should probably look into getting an attorney of his own.
It was revealed on Wednesday night that Jeff Sessions had contact with Russians during the campaign, even though he testified at his Senate confirmation hearing he did no such thing!
According to The Washington Post, the now-Attorney General had personally communicated with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak back in September — and now, government officials want him to step down for being a lying sack of shit.
Since the revelation was made, Democrats and Republican members of Congress have called for Sessions to resign from the FBI investigation into Russia’s influencing the election.
Sessions pushed back on the calls to recuse himself from the investigation on Thursday morning, doubling down on his original claims. He told NBC News:
“I have not had met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign. And those remarks are unbelievable to me and are false. I’ve said that whenever it’s appropriate, I will recuse myself. There’s no doubt about that.”
Well, that’s exactly the opposite of what the Justice Department reported — but what do they know?
The White House backed their latest scandal-ridden puppet boy on Thursday morning. Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement calling the issue “the latest attack against the Trump Administration by partisan Democrats.”
But even Republicans want the Attorney General to be held accountable — like House Oversight Committee head Jason Chaffetz, who tweeted on Thursday that Sessions should disqualify himself from the investigation:
AG Sessions should clarify his testimony and recuse himself
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) March 2, 2017
In a January Senate hearing, Sessions claimed he was “not aware” that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign had been in contact with Russians during the campaign, adding:
“I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
And because that testimony goes directly against the recent findings of the Justice Department — Senate officials don’t think the shady Sessions should be the one investigating Russian election influence.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Sessions to resign on Thursday, saying the Department should appoint a special prosecutor to continue the investigation:
Senator Al Franken, who was the one who asked Sessions if he would recuse himself from the investigation if he felt it was necessary, said the AG’s response was at the very least “extremely misleading.”
While everything is he said, the-Department-of-Justice-said at this point — we think it’s inneresting Sessions won’t remove himself from the investigation just to maintain the trust of the American people.
But seeing how Trump’s administration spent the past year telling supporters not to trust government agencies, this may just be the next page in their sketchy playbook.
What do U think of this White House drama?
[Image via C-SPAN.]