Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of the investigation into the Trump team’s potentially treasonous collusion with agents of the Russian Federation..
A great deal of suspicion swirls around Sessions’ meetings with Russian officials, as well as his involvement in the firing of ex-FBI Director James Comey. Democratic and Republican senators finally had a chance to dig in and start sifting towards the truth.
During his testimony, Sessions managed to backtrack on a statement in a matter of seconds. He said he “didn’t recall” meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak then switched to say “it’s conceivable.”
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Sessions has already misled Senate officials under oath once before, during his confirmation hearings; it’s clear that he is going out of his way to avoid giving any kind of a straight answer.
If he did indeed meet and scheme with the Russian agent as a member of Trump’s campaign team, it would be a stunning violation of the law. If Trump is eventually exposed for collusion with Russia, it seems increasingly likely that Sessions will be going down with him.
What do you think?
Robert Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.