Ol' Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is in trouble for lying about the Russians again.
Donald Trump's pick for attorney General has been caught in yet another "mistruth" about his meetings with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Of course the first lie ol' Jeffery told was when he failed to disclose any meeting with any Russians on his security clearance forms. Jeff repeated that very same lie at his AG confirmation hearings when he said he had no...
“communications with the Russians.”
That was untrue and the media called him out on it when it was reported that Sessions met Kislyak at least two times in 2016: once at the Republican National Convention in July, and once at his Senate office in September. There was even a third meeting during a reception the Mayflower hotel in Washington but Sessions denied it was a "private meeting".
After being caught in the thrice-fold lie, Sessions amended his statement saying that he had forgotten about the meeting with Kislyak when he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June...
“If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it,”
This little misunderstanding led to Sessions recusing himself from overseeing the FBI’s investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 election.
At a press conference in which he announced his recusal Sessions said...
“I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign. And the idea that I was part of a quote, ‘continuing exchange of information’ during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government is totally false.”
This is where things start to get a little dicey for Beauregard as last night it was reported that U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted a conversation in which Jeffery's buddy, Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, claimed he had discussed Donald Trump’s campaign and policy positions with then-Sen. Jeff Sessions during the 2016 election campaign.
The intercepted conversations suggest Kislyak and Sessions had “substantive” conversations about Trump’s position on Russia, and how he saw his relationship with the country’s government should he win the election.
This is once again the polar opposite of what AG Sessions claimed over and over over and over again when asked about thais very situation.
While U.S. officials say they had no way to verify if Kislyak was accurately recounting his conversations with Sessions.
Here's the kicker.
The report comes just two days after Trump blasted Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe in an interview with The New York Times. In the interview Trump declared said he wouldn’t have hired Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself as he believes this what has led to his present problems with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into all things Trump/Russia.
This has led to speculation that Trump had the info about Kislyak released as an excuse to fire ol' Beauregard!
That's ice cold Donald.