Thursday, March 02, 2017

Democrats think there are Russians under Trump staffers' beds

Just now in his weekly press conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)  said that members of Congress meet with foreign ambassadors "all of the time." Ryan remarked that he just met with the Indian ambassador a few days ago.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice last year with Sergey Kislyak, Russia's ambassador to the United States, twice last year. During his Senate confirmation hearings, Sessions testified that he did not meet with any Russian envoys recently.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the head drama queen of the upper chamber, is calling for Sessions to resign. Why wasn't Chuckie this angry about the 35,000 State Department emails Hillary Clinton illegally deleted?

Sessions is a lawyer. He probably compartmentalized the Russian question into the context of visits to Russia or Donald Trump campaign events. That's how lawyers think.

This is a story that no one outside of the Beltway cares about at all.

If the Democrats want to return to power, they should fashion policies that a majority of Americans can get behind, instead of looking for Russians under the beds of members of the Trump administration.

UPDATE 7:45pm CST: Sessions this afternoon recused himself from any investigation of the Trump campaign and so-called Russian influences. I wish he hadn't and instead told the Democrats to "иди на фиг," that is, "kiss my ass." Perhaps next time.

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