During today’s open hearing between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Attorney General, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) pushed Sessions to his limits.
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Wyden, visibly frustrated over Sessions’ refusal to answer questions in a straightforward manner, criticizes him for not “answering the question.”
“Well what is the question?” Sessions snaps.
“The question is,” Wyden says, as Sessions can be seen laughing, “Mr. Comey said that there were matters with respect to the recusal that were problematic and he couldn’t talk about them. What are they?”
At this point, the Attorney General completely loses his composure.
“Why don’t you tell me? There are none! There are none! … This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me and I don’t appreciate it!”
Whether Session’s outburst was the result of being caught in a lie is up to the Senate Intelligence Committee to decide. However, his lack of willingness to be forthright is not helping him or Trump in this investigation.
Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.