Read time: 1 minute

Sessions Recuses From Some Investigations; Offers Lame Excuses For Russia Interactions

His answer to reporters' questions about his interaction raise more questions than answers.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will recuse himself from all investigations concerning Russians and the 2016 election in a press conference earlier this afternoon.

However in answer to a reporter's question about what then-Senator Sessions discussed with Ambassador Kislyak, his answer left far more questions.

After saying they just discussed "normal things," such as a trip with a church group in the 90s, Sessions dropped a big juicy tidbit.

"So we talked about -- a little bit -- about terrorism, as I recall," Sessions explained. "And somehow the subject of the Ukraine came up."

Hmmm. And was this before or after the Republican platform was changed to soften policy on Ukraine?

"I had had the Ukrainian ambassador in my office the day before to listen to him," he continued. "Russia had done nothing wrong in any area and everybody else was wrong with regard to the Ukraine."

He added a bit of color to his description, saying, "Most of these ambassadors are pretty gossipy, and they like -- this was in the campaign season, but i don't recall any specific political discussions."

But hey, he just admitted to having a political discussion about the SINGLE ISSUE that Republicans changed for Trump at Paul Manafort's request -- Ukraine.

But "somehow the subject of the Ukraine just came up." Sure it did. Just like magic.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team