Attorney General Jeff Sessions (I’m longing for the day I no longer have to put those words together, or at least can add “former” to the front of it) is now admitting that he knew of former aide George Papadopoulos’ attempts to set up meetings between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
This contradicts his testimony to the Senate earlier this year. It now appears that once he perjurs himself, he just can’t stop perjuring himself.
Sources have now told NBC News that Jeff Sessions does in fact remember rejecting a proposal by Papadopoulos to set up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ken Dilanian of NBC News appeared on MSNBC Thursday afternoon and explained why this is a very significant development. “He testified under oath that he was aware of no discussions with Russians, at least concerning collusion in the election.”, Dilanian said.
Sessions originally testified that he had no contacts with any Russian officials during the 2016 election, although he later admitted that he met with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in his capacity as a senator.
CNN reported on Thursday that Sessions was present at a March 2016 meeting in which Papadopoulos said he had been working to arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin, thus raising new questions about his earlier congressional testimony.
In particular, CNN noted that Sessions failed to disclose the meeting “despite a persistent set of questions from Democrats and some Republicans about Russia during multiple hearings on Capitol Hill.”
JUST IN: Sessions now recalls rejecting Russia trip for Papadopoulos, sources tell NBC News https://t.co/VjYd3CGUpY
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 2, 2017
Lock him up! Lock him up! Lock him up!
I can’t wait for the mighty throng of people lining the streets of Washington, DC, cheering that as Sessions and Trump are paraded past them in a paddy wagon.