The top law enforcement official in President Donald Trump’s administration was put on blast in front of the whole country this week and got s stern rejection from the leading Democrats in Washington D.C.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was under questioning at the Capitol this week due to his ongoing scandals relating to Russian election hacking. Many observers expect Sessions to either leave or be removed from office soon.
Sessions is one of the most disliked men in America and the brave Democrats in Congress did not hold back when they finally got an opportunity to question Sessions this week.
Here are just a few examples of harsh questions for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, appearing before the U.S. Senate (via Twitter):
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 13, 2017
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) June 13, 2017
Two hours into Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, it was Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) turn to play interrogator.
While pressing Sessions on his campaign-era interactions with Russian officials, Harris attempted to hurry the exchange along to preserve her limited questioning time. Sessions protested her approach. “I’m not able to be rushed this fast. It makes me nervous,” the most senior public law enforcement officer in America said.
Moments later, Harris returned to a theme other Dems had also raised: Sessions’ refusal to answer multiple questions about what he and President Donald Trump did or did not talk about regarding the firing of former FBI director James Comey.
If Sessions was seeking to invoke the legal concept of “executive privilege” — a sort of Fifth Amendment for presidents — he would have opened some dubious legal trapdoors, as ThinkProgress’ Yvette Cabrera previously reported. The technicalities of his repeated evasions were therefore of substantive importance to the future of Congress’ investigations of the Comey firing.
We have all heard enough of Jeff Sessions’ lies – it’s time to clean house and move on!