Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is pulling no punches as he just dropped an amazing letter demanding answers on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
In his letter, Sen. Franken wrote:
Reports indicate that you communicated with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak while serving as a prominent member of President Trump’s campaign team—conversations you failed to disclose during your confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
During that hearing, I asked you, ‘if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?’ You answered, ‘Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. 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 not to be true, and if it is determined that you lied under oath to the Committee and the American people, it is your responsibility to resign.
Franken’s letter, which you should read in full at the link above, posed vital questions to the Attorney General.
Among the questions that Sen. Franken asked was, “In the seven weeks following your confirmation hearing, why did you fail to clarify that you had indeed communicated on more than one occasion with the Russian Ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign until the Washington Post exposed those interactions?”
The Senator from Minnesota also requested that Sessions provide a detailed account of meetings and communications between himself, his staff, and the Russians.
Franken wants Sessions to recuse himself immediately, and he added that if it is determined that the Attorney General lied under oath, he must resign.
Al Franken wants answers, and the tenacious Senator is going to keep fighting the Attorney General and the President until the White House comes clean and gives the American people the facts about the Trump campaign’s interactions with Russia.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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