Sen. Al Franken told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he thinks Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions committed perjury, and he wants Sessions back in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain himself.
Sen. Franken (D-MN) said, “He answered a question that he asked himself, which is, did I meet with any Russians? And he answered it falsely. He said no. I hadn’t. Listen, I’ve been cutting him a lot of slack. I’ve been refusing to say that he lied. I wanted to wait for this letter to come out. It’s hard to come to any other conclusion than he just perjured himself.”
Even when the White House tries to change the subject, and they have been trying to change the subject for two days now, the subject always eventually returns to Russia.
It is plain as day to anyone who isn’t looking at Sessions’ answer through a deeply partisan lens that Attorney General made a false statement and perjured himself. So far, Senate Republicans have been protecting their former colleague, but there is only so much protection that they can offer for so long.
A United States Senator just accused of the Attorney General of the United States of perjury.
In any other time, this would be at the top of the headlines, but the Trump administration has so many scandals going on that the belief Jeff Sessions perjured himself is a subplot in a bigger thread.
The Attorney General lied under oath, which is why if the American people are going to get answers on the Trump/Russia scandal, the nation needs a special prosecutor.
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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