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.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.