If you thought the attacks on President Trump and his staff by the Democrats and Main Stream Media could not get more brazen, then you are in for another surprise. This time they are concentrating their attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over allegations that he met with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential election.
In an article published by The Washington Post, Sessions did meet with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak once at a July 2016 Heritage Foundation event where ambassadors were present for the event. The report also says that Jeff Sessions met again with Kislyak in September at his Senate office in the capacity on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
The picture that the Post tries to paint is one that Sessions did not disclose the two meetings to the Senate during his confirmation hearing when he was asked about “possible contact between members of the president’s campaign team and representatives of Moscow.” In a statement released by a spokesperson for Jeff Session’s at the Department of Justice, Sarah Isgur Flores, says his answers in January was truthful because he was asked about “the Trump campaign not about the meetings that he had as senator and as a member of Armed Services Committee.”
The full transcript of the question asked from Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and the answer given by Jeff Session’s is not provided by The Washington Post. Instead they summarizes the exchange between Sessions and Franken in a way that it seems like Sessions was asked if there was any contact at all between the Trump campaign and representatives of the Russian government.
Below I am providing a copy of the question transcript from C-SPAN and you can see a video of the question here.
Franken: CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that “Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.” These documents also allegedly say “there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.” Again, I’m telling you this as it’s coming out, so you know. But if it’s true, it’s obviously extremely serious, and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?
Sessions: Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.
Franken: Very well.
As you can see in the video or reading the transcript Jeff Sessions was never not actually asked if he or anyone in the Trump campaign had communications of any kind with anyone from Russia. Sessions was asked about continuing exchange of information and repeated contact between the Russian government and members of the campaign.
These claims that are begin used by the Democrats and Main Stream Media that the President Trump or anyone in his cabinet is associated or giving information to Russia is completely and utterly absurd. It just shows how low the Democrats and MSM will go.