A Washington Post article this morning by Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller reports about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a die-hard Trump supporter and croney: “Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow during Sessions’s confirmation hearing to become attorney general.
One of the meetings was a private conversation between Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that took place in September in the senator’s office, at the height of what U.S. intelligence officials say was a Russian cyber campaign to upend the U.S. presidential race.”
If anything, that report downplays the reality of Sessions’ perjury. Audio of the testimony shows that Session’s unequivocally lied. There should be serious consequences for lying under oath. In this case, Sessions lied to Congress about an issue bearing on the recent tainted election and potentially treasonous behavior by Sessions and by Trump, who benefited from the Russian interference in the election. That being the case, resignation is not sufficient – criminal sanctions are called for. Mr. Sessions deserves no less.
Coupled with the substantial evidence of Russian wrongdoing, Mr. Flynn’s contacts with Russian operatives, and the substantial financial entanglement with the Russian oligarchy of Trump and his staff, including Paul Manafort and Rex Tillerson, it is further imperative that Congress empower a special prosecutor to fully investigate the depth of this ever-widening scandal. That investigation must be taken to its end. Logically, such an investigation will lead to Mr. Trump. Trump knows that he knew what was going on. He admitted as much in July 2016 from Mar a Lago, when he stated:
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”
He could save us a lot of trouble by resigning sooner, rather than later.