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Washington Post report: Jeff Sessions’ meeting with the Russians included campaign talk

July 22, 2017

  It has been a horrific week for Attorney General Jeff Sessions: First Donald Trump inexplicably decided to throw him under the bus in an interview with the New York Times and now the Washington Post is reporting here that during the meeting he had with the Russian ambassador, which led him to recuse himself from the Russian investigation, he did discuss campaign related issues.

  Here is more:

Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials both in the United States and in Russia. Sessions initially failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said that the meetings were not about the Trump campaign.

One U.S. official said that Sessions — who testified that he has no recollection of an April encounter — has provided “misleading” statements that are “contradicted by other evidence.” A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.

  Once again we have a report with unnamed sources from the Washington Post. We do not know if this is true or not but it is sure to cause a firestorm on the Sunday shows and most likely all of next week. The left will claim the report alone means Jeff Sessions should resign, regardless of the truth of the matter. If indeed there were intercepted communications they must be released to the investigation, failure to do so will cast the whole story into doubt.

  I am not sure Jeff Sessions, especially after how quickly he recused himself from the investigation because of Democratic pressure, is going to survive the upcoming tsunami of Democratic fervor in the coming week.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    July 22, 2017 7:31 pm

    It’s comforting to know that even with the elephants owning all three branches of this putrid government, with all three branches firmly in their grip (hold laughter) the democrats, the media, the intrenched socialist bureaucracy and all elements of the left are driving the narrative as well as the agenda. There’s a line from the late Jim Morrison of the doors: (paraphraseing because I can’t recall exactly) which pretty much sum up the republicans fromTrump on down” I was sitting on the fence with one leg over each side…. and my balls hurt.”

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    • July 23, 2017 6:17 am

      What a disaster this is turning in to! Republicans cannot agree on anything and they are tearing themselves apart.

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  2. July 22, 2017 8:29 pm

    Just wait when Trump tries to get a new Attorney General approved. It will drag on for months. Meanwhile like Captain Ahab, they will hunt the white whale…and all of the leftover lackeys will run the ship onto the shoals…….

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    • July 23, 2017 6:17 am

      Exactly!

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    • petermac3 permalink
      July 23, 2017 9:17 am

      Losing this election was the best win for the democrats since the Obama victories.

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      • July 23, 2017 10:39 am

        Point well taken. So true…

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      • July 23, 2017 6:14 pm

        It sure does look that way!

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  3. July 22, 2017 11:13 pm

    Here is the Amazon WaPo weasel paragraph near the end of the article.

    “Officials emphasized that the information contradicting Sessions comes from U.S. intelligence on Kislyak’s communications with the Kremlin, and they acknowledged that the Russian ambassador could have mischaracterized or exaggerated the nature of his interactions.”

    Kislyak is probably inflating his story to make himself sound important to his superiors.

    How is talking to Kislyak any different then talking to Nigel Farge?

    The DOJ, FBI and Office of Inspector General of the State Departments need to find the leakers and bring criminal charges.

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    • July 23, 2017 6:18 am

      Of course they put that at the end where many people will not see it!

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  4. July 22, 2017 11:48 pm

    “When Bill Clinton Was Paid $500,000 to Speak in Russia, Hillary Opposed State Dept. Sanctions” WashingtnFreeBeacon

    This story is not in the Amazing WaPo. Here there is a clear quid pro quo situation. Where is the quid per quo in the Sessions story?

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