March 3, 2017
The Commander in Lies defends his lying AG:
Trump on Sessions: 'He did not say anything wrong'
From Talking Points Memo:
He [Sessions] was asked about it twice during his confirmation hearings - once very specifically by Sen. Franken and then in a slightly more general way by Sen. Leahy. Both times he said without equivocation that he had not had any communications or meetings with any Russian government officials during the 2016 election. Now the DOJ is admitting that he did. Michael McFaul, who served as Ambassador to Russia until 2014 is quoted in the story and I think has it right. There's nothing really wrong with having met with Kislyak. “The weird part is to conceal it. That was at the height of all the discussions of what Russia was doing during the election.”
Sessions' backers say he wasn't deceiving anyone. He meant that he had met with the Ambassador in his role as committee member, not as a surrogate for the Trump campaign. But that's silly. For whatever reason, Sessions chose to conceal this.
WHY DID SESSIONS LIE ABOUT MEETING WITH THE RUSSIANS?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself From Russia InvestigationsThe attorney general bowed to mounting pressure over newly reported meetings with the Russian ambassador.