In its endless attempt to dismantle the Trump administration and take the attention off of President Trump’s popular Tuesday address to a joint session of Congress, the mainstream media is falling over itself to pillory Attorney General Jeff Sessions for supposed ties to the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign.
As the story goes, Sessions sat down with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice in 2016, but then when he was asked whether he had met with Russian officials during that timeframe, he said that he had not.
However, Sessions spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores has clarified in a statement that the Attorney General’s answer was not misleading in any way.
“Last year, the Senator had over 25 conversation with foreign ambassadors as a senior member of the Armed Serves Committee, including the British, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Canadian, Australian, German, and Russian ambassadors,” the statement read.
“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign – not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee.”
Sen. Claire McCaskill exposed herself as a lying leftist shill on Twitter, where she blasted Sessions for speaking to the Russian ambassador as a senator and falsely claimed that she had done no such thing.
“I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/ Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com,” she wrote in response to the latest kerfuffle surrounding Sessions.
However, in January 2013, McCaskill sang a very different tune: “Off to meeting w/ Russian Ambassador. Upset about the arbitrary/cruel decision to end all US adoptions, even those in process.”
In August 2015, McCaskill said: “Today calls with British, Russian, and German ambassadors re: Iran deal. #doingmyhomework.” So when you do it, you’re doing your homework, but when Sessions does it, he should be chastised and punished, Sen. McCaskill? Classic liberal logic in action, folks.
Trump has declared his “total” confidence that Sessions did nothing wrong and expressed his belief that Sessions does not need to recuse himself.