Let’s try to recap: Then Senator and now AG Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III meets the Russian Ambassador (twice) and then lies about it under oath, which is a crime and has something like a minimum 5-year sentence. He has now recused himself “from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President”.
The Russian Usurper says/tweets:
“Jeff Sessions is an honest man. He did not say anything wrong. He could have stated his response more accurately, but it was clearly not intentional. This whole narrative is a way of saving face for Democrats losing an election that everyone thought they were supposed to win.
“The Democrats are overplaying their hand. They lost the election, and now they have lost their grip on reality. The real story is all of the illegal leaks of classified and other information. It is a total ‘witch hunt!'”
Sessions spox says, “Sessions did not meet with Kislyak as a Trump supporter but, rather, in his capacity as a member of the Armed Services Committee. One meeting was in September; the other in July, when Sessions was approached after an event on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention,” which as we all know, Russia always wants to talk to Alabama senators.
As I write this morning there is a call for Sessions to resign (140 members of Congress, all Dims and Bernie) and 44 for him to recuse himself (Dims and a few GOPers).
And of course, we have to have a Dumb Spice moment:
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 2, 2017
…and I think that brings us up to date.