First Flynn, Now — ‘Sessions Lied’: Nancy Pelosi Calls for US Attorney General to Resign over Alleged Russia Ties

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Editor’s NoteNot that Sessions is any good for civil liberties in this country, but how many people in Trump’s administration are they going to claim lied about talking to the Russian Ambassador?

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demands US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions resign for “lying under oath” during his confirmation hearings. Sessions’ spokeswoman said he was speaking of Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, not of his own activities.

Late Wednesday evening, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) released a statement calling on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over statements he made to the Senate during his confirmation process.

“Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate.  Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, ‘I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.’ We now know that statement is false,” Pelosi wrote.

Unnamed Justice Department officials told the Washington Post on Wednesday that Sessions spoke to Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak twice last year, which would contradict statements Sessions made as US senator during Senate hearings for his confirmation to the Attorney General post.

“There was absolutely nothing misleading about his answer,” Sarah Isgur Flores, Sessions’ spokeswoman, said on Wednesday, commenting on the attorney-general’s remarks.

“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Flores stressed.

During his Senate judiciary committee hearing in January, Sessions told Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) that he “did not have communications with the Russians” after being asked what he would do if he found there had been conversations between individuals in the Russian government and the Trump campaign relevant to the election.

“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” Sessions said.

Sessions responded, “No,” when asked by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) if he’d had contact with anyone connected with the Russian government “about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?”

“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Sessions spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told the Washington Post.

The US intelligence community has assessed that Russia conducted cyber operations to benefit Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Russia has denied accusations of meddling in the 2016 US election, and the Trump administration and campaign has done the same against allegations it had ties to Russia.

Sessions is not the first senior official in the new administration accused of talking to Russians. Earlier in February, General Michael Flynn resigned over his communications with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

Some US mainstream media, such as the New York Times and Washington Post, claimed that officials close to Vice-President Mike Pence said he believed Flynn was lying when he downplayed his conversation with Kislyak, based on unreleased transcripts of their talk.

In his own statement, Flynn explained that he “inadvertently briefed the vice-president-elect and others with the incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador,” adding that he had “sincerely apologized to the president and the vice-president, and they have accepted my apology.”

“It wasn’t about sanctions. It was about the 35 guys [Russian diplomats expelled by the Obama administration over hacking allegations] who were thrown out,” Flynn told the Daily Caller just hours before his resignation. “So that’s what it turned out to be. It was basically, ‘Look, I know this happened. We’ll review everything.’ I never said anything such as, ‘We’re going to review sanctions,’ or anything like that.”

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  • Mike

    the dems under instructions from obama are doing what ever they can to keep trump from making America great again. They are lowlife scum that should be dropped in the middle of the ocean with a lead weight around their necks.

    • Uncle Sham

      How many times do we have to see the “Russian Conspiracy” story recycled?

      • Milly Vanilly

        I guess as many times people buy into it & believe it…..Tell a big enough LIE OFTEN enough & people will believe it.

      • Mike

        tell me about it. It has gotten old and still no proof.

        • Rey d’Tutto

          Massively less evidence than Pizzagate

  • Mike

    The dems are idiots as usual. Now on the other hand, holder and lynch
    did many actual illegal things that should have had them not only
    impeached, but jailed. Sessions being a senator and a member of the
    armed services committee had a reason to talk to Russians and did
    nothing wrong because communicating with them if he did, was part of his JOB.

  • jimmy joe

    What in the hell does it matter, THEY ARE ALL ABOVE THE “LAW”!! This “guy” is a fucking punk anyway, that needs its ass kicked severely!! Power hungry, he just loves his power of us AMERICANS, and he will not give it up willingly, rest assured!!

    • bbb

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • David

        12 hours has gone by, you can wake up now bbb

    • Mysterious Man

      Maybe this Russian hacking psy-op is a blessing in disguise. At least some of these punks will be removed.

  • huntress

    Ignore these dimwits like piglosi. She is brain dead and no one believes a word she spews. Trump do not listen to any of these obvious false accusations of Sessions. Everyone knows what the dumbocrap angle is.

  • Arrow

    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.
    We’re so glad you could attend.
    Come inside! Come inside!

    Come inside, the show’s about to start
    guaranteed to blow your head apart
    Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth

    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer – Karn Evil 9

    • Milly Vanilly

      LOL…..YEP, ALL a HUGE FARCE. WE are ALL witnessing a FAKE political Reality Show that WE are ALL the participants.
      EVERYTHING is SCRIPTED & has been PLANNED by MANY government & globalists think tanks for YEARS AHEAD of time. Brookings Institute to name ONE.
      SMILE & WAVE for the cameras.

  • bbb

    troll alert

    • jimmy joe

      bbb just outted herself as a troll!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Big govt fucks like her make me laugh.

  • randy wellman

    you FIRST, pelosi….you put the CUNT in country.

  • G’ma G

    Pelosi is the evil hypocrite that outed Congress when she let slip it gave itself special privileges to use early inside information to make profitable investments the rest of us can’t

  • guano crazy

    Pelosi: shut up and go back to CA and stay there.

  • dav1bg

    Alleged, apparent, supposed, tinker dust, more news from the Washington Post ; the poster child for “entertainment purposes only news media”. Until media is held accountable for accuracy we will continue to see this trollup.
    At least the Benedict Arnolds have come out in the open, now we can flush the toilet next election go round.

  • tonye

    OTOH, while the Dems keep manufacturing lies… Trump keeps doing things and no one is paying attention… EPA and Waters yesterday…. Immigration and the Wall last week, etc…

    It actually plays into Trump’s hand not to tell the Dems to go to he!! outright, it serves him a bit to have fake controversies to cover for what he’s really doing.

    Sessions “recusing” himself to his assistant (who will will appointed by Sessions himself soon, the Obola guy is out) sort of extends the kabuki play.

  • roger

    YEP. Ole Jeffie wants to attack states that had elections to legalize weed. Somebody needs to slap his ass silly with a copy of the 10th amendment.

  • dav1bg

    The old “pass it to see what’s in it ” battle axe? Wonder when she had the time to investigate when she doesn’t even have the time to read the bills she passes. We are starting to see who the traitors to our country are.

  • jimmy joe

    You and me both, partner!!

    • Mysterious Man

      Amen. A damn shame.

  • Smarty

    I never thought I’d say anything to support Pelosi, but just this ONE time I hope the dried up old bag of shit pulls this off….. Sessions is a disaster….

  • David

    fine by me if Sessions gets canned. Sessions wants to stomp on States rights so Sessions can go!

    • Mysterious Man

      🙂

  • Danny Harnish

    We need to hang these fucken democrats.

    • Mysterious Man

      Democrats and Republicans. They are both part of the system.