United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out swinging for the knockout against any implication of improper meetings with Russian officials in his opening statements during his testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Tuesday.
“Let me state this clearly colleagues. I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russian or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States,” Sessions testified to the committee. “Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign.”
The Attorney General, of whom many including myself know to be a honorable and respectable man in every aspect of his life, was clearly furious that these left wing imbeciles would continue to push a narrative that any American with an IQ above 80 can see is complete and total falsehoods flooded with propaganda.
Sessions stayed on the attack stating “The suggestion that I participated in any collusion or that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an appalling and detestable lie.”
While Jeff Sessions was Senator of Alabama where is is loved and often worshipped by his constituents for his patriotic dedication to Alabama, he met with Sergei Kislyak at the Republican National Convention during his confirmation hearings. This is normal for Senators and Congressman to do. Foreign ambassadors meet with them on a daily basis.
However that hasn't stopped the alternative left agenda of communist inspired propaganda from sending hell hounds of chaos to his doorstep over the implications that he did something wrong. In fact they're so distraught over they failed election bids where they lost the executive and legislative branches entirely and now have lost the Judicial branch for many decades to come that they're desperate to push any and all lies to smear the GOP and the Trump Administration.
Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) opened the hearing questioning a possible additional meeting between Sessions and Kisylak at the Mayflower Hotel in April 2016. Sessions adamantly stated “I did not have any private meetings nor do I recall any conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel. I did not attend any meetings at that event. Prior to the speech, I attended a reception with my staff that included at least two dozen people and President Trump. Though I do recall several conversations I had during that pre-speech reception, I do not have any recollection of meeting or talking to the Russian Ambassador or any other Russian officials. If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian Ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it. After the speech, I was interviewed by the news media, which had gathered as I remember in a different room, and then I left the hotel.”
Sessions has never doubted or said he didn't meet with the Ambassador at the RNC, contrary to the left wing media's attempt to suggest he gave a “lie” at his confirmation hearing, Jeff Sessions has always been upfront and honest.
Sessions went on to say, “There is the assertion that I did not answer Senator Franken’s question honestly at my confirmation hearing. Colleagues, that is false,” Sessions said to his until-recently fellow senators, smiling as he corrected himself. “I can’t say colleagues anymore. Former colleagues.”
“This is what happened,” Sessions went on to say, “Senator Franken asked me a rambling question after some six hours of testimony that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community, the U.S. intelligence community, had advised President-elect Trump that “there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump’s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.”
Sessions paused for a moment with a serious look on his face and said, “I was taken aback by that explosive allegation, which he said was being reported as breaking news that very day and which I had not heard. I wanted to refute – immediately – any suggestion that I was part of such activity. I replied, quote, “Senator Franken, 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 didn’t have – did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it,” end quote.”
Clearly furious that the implication he had done or said anything wrong, Sessions eyed the entire committee. Remember this is an honorable being accused of lies as deception which he would never do. He went on, “That was the context in which I was asked the question and in that context it was a fair and accurate response to the charge as I understood it.”
Session explicitly acknowledged the meetings between him and Kislyak. The first at his Senate office and the other after a speech Sessions delivered at the Republican National Commitee last July.
He did tell the committee, “Not one thing happened that was improper in any one of these meetings.”
Sessions also pounced against any suggestions that the idea of his seeing the Russian Ambassador had anything to do with the investigation into Russian election interference that overwhelming seems to dominate the absolute trash propaganda the left keeps pushing.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made sure to clarify, “Whether I ever attended a reception where the Russian Ambassador was also present is entirely beside the point of this investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 campaigns,” he said.