On Wednesday top Democrats have called for Senator Jeff Sessions to recuse himself after it was released that on two occasions he met with the Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Both occurrences were last year one in July and one in September. Democrat officials are concerned about the September meeting because it was during the height of the hacking scandal.
The July meeting happened during the Republican National Convention that had 50 ambassadors in attendance. The September meeting occurred at his office. According to the White House, the meeting was part of Sessions duties as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
During the Senators confirmation hearing when asked by Senator Franken if he had any communication with Russia about the Trump campaign, Sessions replied no. Sessions claims:
I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.
You can watch the video here of Senator Franken questioning Senator Session about this topic:
The White House has responded that this is a partisan attack:
“Attorney General Sessions met with the ambassador in an official capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which is entirely consistent with his testimony. ”
Senator Lindsey Graham reported to CNN that if any criminal charges are found coming out of the FBI investigation that a special prosecutor will be assigned. To date, no criminal charges have been found.
On Twitter Senator Claire McCaskill (Democrat) stated:
“I’ve been on the Armed Services Com for 10 years. No call or meeting w/Russian ambassador. Ever. Ambassadors call members of Foreign Rel Com,”
Every week it seems some leak comes out from the media about the Trump Administration contacting Russia. At this point, the FBI needs to make all the information public. Don’t give it to the Senate behind closed doors so either party can spin it. Release all the information and file criminal charges or closed the case and let’s move on.
Source: One America News Network