4 key takeaways from Jeff Sessions's memory-lapse-filled congressional hearing

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:04:15 PM. Meetings he had with the Russian ambassador during the campaign. Campaign-related conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. Shutting down campaign aide
Meetings he had with the Russian ambassador during the campaign. Campaign-related conversations he had with the Russian ambassador. Shutting down campaign aide George Papadopoulos after Papadopoulos suggested then-candidate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin get together. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he couldn't remember any of these events - that is until the media or Robert Mueller's investigation remembered them for him. That's the key takeaway from Sessions's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. What is typically a routine check-in between Congress and the head of the Justice Department got political real fast, largely because of Russia. Here are four takeaways from Sessions' nearly day-long hearing: 1. Sessions is not helping clear up questions about the Trump campaign's Russian involvement. Here's why Sessions said Tuesday he couldn't remember any of these Russian contacts or conversations: "It was a brilliant campaign in many ways, but it was a form of chaos every day . . . Sleep was in short supply." It's certainly possible Sessions didn't remember any number of Russia connections that have now come to light until they came to light. But Sessions has also demonstrated that once his memory gets jogged, he can recall details of events, such as what he spoke about with the Russian ambassador in two separate meetings and the fact he told Papadopoulos not to set up a Trump-Putin meeting. Which opened the door to Democrats to ask: Why haven't you...Read more
Share this

You might also like

Similar