The Democrats are in an uproar over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ denial that he ever met with Russians to discuss President Donald Trump’s campaign.
The Democrats, and even a few Republicans, are calling for Sessions to recuse himself from any investigation into allegations that the Russians helped “influence” the presidential election.
During his AG confirmation hearing, Sessions said, “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.”
But the Justice Department reported that then-Senator Sessions met twice with the Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak in 2016.
As the ambassador to Russia, Kislyak and his family lived in America, before former President Obama gave the Russians the boot.
The first meeting was a chance encounter at the Republican National Convention in July, after Sessions gave a speech at an event for ambassadors sponsored by the Heritage Foundation.
The Russian ambassador was among a group of ambassadors who approached Sessions after his speech. Was Sessions supposed to walk away from the group and ignore them?
The 2nd meeting was a visit to Sessions’ office by Mr. Kislyak in September.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department downplayed the meeting, saying Kislyak met with Sessions to discuss ongoing relations between the United States and Russia.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called the meeting a “nothing burger” and he said a Washington Post article on Sessions’ denial during his confirmation hearing was nothing but “political theater”.
“It’s what senators do every day, meeting with foreign ambassadors; that’s part of the job,” said Cruz.
After Trump won the presidential election by an electoral college landslide over Hillary Clinton, Obama and other Democrats began grasping at straws, attempting to link Trump to “the Russians” to discredit Trump’s victory.
To date, not one Democrat has provided definitive proof of a collusion between Trump and “the Russians” to steal the election from Clinton.
Clinton lost the election because she was a money hungry criminal who ran a terrible campaign.