During his Senate judiciary confirmation hearing in January then Senator Jeff Sessions (R. AL) told Senator Al Franken (D. MN) he did not have any communications with the Russians. Surprise, surprise! Sessions lied.
Wednesday the Washington Post reported that Senator Sessions spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Democrat Elijah Cummings (D. MD) made his feelings clear about Attorney General Sessions future.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded his resignation in a statement.
Claire McCaskill, also on the Armed Services Committee, added to the suspicions.
Senator Warren (D. MA) also took to Twitter PEEOTUS’s preferred platform to let her feelings known about the Attorney General in a series of tweets.
Other Democrats voiced their concern.
According to Politico, a senior Trump National Security adviser confirmed the broad outlines of the story. The National Security adviser went so far as to confirm a meeting at the GOP convention. While allegations of Russian hacking were swirling during the campaign, Sessions decline a luncheon with the Ambassador, only after weighing the optics.
Sessions is just another Trump insider who feels the need to lie about Russian connections. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that, as well as financial connections to Russian oligarchs, the entire Trump campaign colluded with a foreign autocracy to undermine American democracy.