Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to be the witch in a witch hunt. The democrats have grown louder and louder in an effort to get him to resign over a failure to reveal two meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. While the left-wing politicians are raving over his actions, Rep. Trey Gowdy is getting in the middle of it.
Former federal prosecutor Trey Gowdy recently jumped back at Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Both Pelosi and Schumer believe Sessions committed perjury for not being completely honest about the meetings he had the previous year.
But during an interview with Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, Gowdy said that incorrectly answering a question happens more often than not and isn’t equivalent to perjury:
“Attorney General Sessions incorrectly answered a question. That happens almost every day in Congress and there aren’t perjury referrals. People do make mistakes.
The Jeff Sessions I know has always been a rule-follower. I don’t think he’s going to be talking about campaign-related matters on Capitol grounds, and if he said he forgot about it, he would be the one millionth person who actually forgot about a fact.”
Gowdy revealed that he’s more than fine to have the FBI look into it, but simply making a mistake doesn’t mean traitor:
“The FBI’s welcome to look at it. If the Senate feels that strongly about it, they can send a referral to the FBI. But simply making a factual error is not tantamount to perjury.”
California civil rights attorney Robert Barnes agreed with Gowdy’s opinion via Law Newz:
“Some of the same liberal law professors and journalists who thought Hillary should be president after lying to Congress about hiding emails and who also praised Clapper’s ‘independence’ after he repeatedly lied to Congress about NSA spying, now attack Attorney General Sessions under a bogus claim of ‘lying’ to Congress.
There is no basis to suggest Sessions committed any crime at all for doing his job as a senator on the Armed Services Committee.
Sessions […] met with over 20 ambassadors in 2016. One of them was the Russian ambassador. There is no evidence, at all, Sessions met with the ambassador to review Trump campaign strategy or anything of the sort.”
Democrats don’t seem to be letting up, but Sessions announced on Thursday that he would recuse himself from any current or future investigations.