It took minutes, not hours, for top congressional Democrats to call on Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday evening after the WaPo reported that he had allegedly met with the Russian ambassador in the months before the election, meetings that Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearings.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led the effort late on Wednesday night, accusing Sessions of "lying under oath" during confirmation proceedings about his contacts with the Russians.
"Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate. Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, 'I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.' We now know that statement is false," Pelosi said in a statement. She then added that "The Attorney General must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”
JUST IN: PELOSI -- Calls on Attorney General Sessions to Resign pic.twitter.com/vKBTkRWxqQ— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 2, 2017
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member on the House oversight committee, also called on Sessions to resign, as did Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Richard Painter, the former White House ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, also blasted Sessions and in a statement on Twitter said that "misleading the Senate in sworn testimony about one own contacts with the Russians is a good way to go to jail."
Responding to the WaPo report, in a statement issued early on Thursday morning, 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."
To be sure, there is some verbal semantics in play: the WaPo's core allegation is that Sessions did not disclose his meeting with the Russian ambassador Kislyak - which took place in July and September, the second meeting reportedly occurred in Sessions' Senate office - to the Senate when he was asked about "possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow." Sessions’s spokesperson at the Department of Justice, Sarah Isgur Flores, says his answer in January was truthful because he was asked about “the Trump campaign, not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee." She added that "there was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer," during the confirmation process, noting that he had over 25 conversations with ambassadors as a member of the Armed Services Committee.
I suggest these democrats hop in their car and or on their bike and drive out of town, up wind, and then blow it out one of their fag-bulldyker holes then drop dead for the betterment of everyone.
Why don't she have a conniption. or jump off of the Everest Mountain.
Cannot stand these communist saul alinski traitors.....President Trump and the DOJ need to squash this....now...and mcconnel needs to get Trumps cabinet in place and President Trump needs to get the appointees in to drain the king o swamp....we see where jarret...that traitor moved in with king o and michael....and NO MORE bowing to the left...they will NEVER quit their treason.....
This is not simply politics. This isn't merely a matter of differences in well meaning opinions. This is criminal. Treason in a tux. Sedition, attempting to be sanitized and presented for public consumption as a Fourth of July Celebration.
These people, these democrat dunces, these sidewalk defecating vagina suit garbed cop hating baby killing illegal loving wasted confused and deranged to the point of not even knowing what sex they are products of higher learning, look down their noses at true Americans and seek to reduce them to the same level of depravity they wallow in.
Does anyone expect an American not to get fed up?
Damn. If you can't, or won't, prosecute them for obvious criminal behavior is it too much to ask if you at least put them in mental wards and let them discover each other intimately?
I sympathize with you and feel exactly the same... start prosecuting the criminal cabal operating on both sides of the isle in DC... However, let's start with Hillary and Obama... then move on to some of the smaller fish... Holder, Lynch, Pelosi...
Once the major criminals have been dealt with... the DOJ can examine some of the slicker fish... McConnell , McCain, Graham, etc. for potential ties to China, big energy, banking, rigged elections, and the improper use of their offices to favor special interests.
...can't leave out Reid of course - he fits in both those paragraphs, given his involvement in the land scam BLM participated in and obie designating Nevada land as conveniently federalized from Reid's pocketbook POV.
post thought.. and this is exactly the type of news that would take all the air out of the Russia false narrative.
And that is the root of it. The lesser, so-called, protect the leaders so as not to expose themselves for their own involvement.
Corruption in government is so rampant that it is now believed to be a fundamental right for the elected to indulge in. It is SOP. Putting on a show of indignation is also part of it. It is a charade, a play, theatre for the public to watch, and "breaking news" for the media.
The DOJ is the chair of a club, an organization funneling huge amounts of money away from the public into the wallets of the wealthy elite who control the arm of the law and the interpretation of it.
Man is incomplete without the Spirit of God to guide him. Even bringing the mention of the Creator into a discussion is certain to turn off many, but He is front and center to solving the problems we all want solved.
There could never be Justice for All apart from Him and His commandments.
Amen... I am reminded of the following Scripture:
James Chapter 5:
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. (End of Text)
Judgment sits in the heavens... ready to fall upon mankind... the whole of the Earth travaileth as a woman giving birth... soon, and sooner than we think, at the sound of the Trumpet, and with the Voice of the Archangel, we shall all be caught up... too, be with the Lord forever...
Take refugee in knowing that God is faithful to His Word and will not abandon His Children ... That He is long suffering and patient, desiring that all should come to the knowledge of the Truth in Christ... too, be saved. Amen.
Thank you, Col. Nelson.
Well said, and timely information from James
all members of congress that care more for illegal aliens than american veterans should resign