Jeff Sessions Under Fire For Not Disclosing Russia Convo With Papadopoulos During Senate Hearings

CNN reports:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding his candor about Russia and the Trump campaign amid revelations that he rejected a suggestion to convene a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump last year.

According to court filings unsealed this week, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos suggested at a March 2016 meeting that he could use his connections to set up a meeting between Putin and Trump with the then-GOP candidate’s national security team. An Instagram picture on Trump’s account shows Sessions attended the meeting at which Papadopoulos made the suggestion.

After Trump declined to rule out the idea, Sessions weighed in and rejected the proposed meeting, according to a person who attended. But Sessions, who was a top surrogate for Trump during the campaign, did not disclose these discussions despite a persistent set of questions from Democrats and some Republicans about Russia during multiple hearings on Capitol Hill. The new information is renewing attention to how forthcoming Sessions has been with Congress.

Mother Jones reports:

Sen. Al Franken on Thursday issued a fiery letter demanding answers from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid reports Sessions emphatically rejected a proposal in March 2016 from former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to set up a meeting between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. “This newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate—and the American public—cannot trust your word,” Franken wrote.

During his confirmation hearings in January, Sessions told Congress in sworn testimony that he was unaware of any discussions between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to collaborate in defeating Hillary Clinton. Session’s interaction with Papdopoulos at the March 31 meeting came to light this week alongside the revelation that Papadopoulos quietly plead guilty to lying to federal authorities over the summer about his attempts to work with Russian officials on behalf of the Trump campaign.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Well well well the beady eyed little elf’s days are numbered. Sad!

    Have a cracker, fuckhead

    • jmax

      Wouldn’t that be cannibalism?

      • Treant

        A cookie. But even I’m guilty of having E. L. Fudge finish off in my mouth.

    • whollyfool

      “Have a cracker, fuckhead” is today’s quote of the day. 🙂

  • Friday’s_cat

    When the Evil Keeble Elf indicted?

  • scottrose

    The Ku Klux Keebler can’t pretend he’s Elmer Fudd forever.

  • Michael R
    • Joe in PA

      🎼Starting here, starting now! Every…..🎼

      Ok, I just scared the dog again.

    • Gianni

      Ethel could really belt out that song!

  • Ben in Oakland

    But grammaw would never, ever lie.

  • greenmanTN

    Aww. It couldn’t happen to a nicer sawed-off little ratfucker.

    • Dennis

      Nothing has happened to him. Nothing well

    • another_steve

      Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s premier accomplishment to date. A white supremacist holding America’s top law enforcement position.

      Were I not drunk at the moment, I might cry.

      • JackFknTwist

        Cheers !

  • Tawreos

    We all knew Sessions was an icky elf.

  • William

    Wait for it, “I do not recall….”

  • stanhope

    When are Trump’s bottoms going to realize that they will never nutt with him?

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    “Tomorrow, tomorrow you’re always a day away…..”

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C57FfumXEAALklW.jpg

    • Canadian Observer

      Is that a still from “the good old days” when porn movies had at least the hint of a plot to them. Asking for a friend of course.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        “Time for you to nibble on this nightstick. you big headed elf you” [boom chicha chicah bang bow… ]

  • TrueWords
    • Tawreos

      Kaiser Soze made him collude with the Russians?

      • lymis

        Oh, that naughty Kevin Spacey!

  • Treant

    Call me when somebody actually does something about it, rather than sweep it under the rug.

    • LeeCMH

      Ha, it is a very, very thin transparent rug.

      • Treant

        Oh, we all see it. We all know what’s under it. But we also know they won’t do anything about it and their partisan voters will buy that.

  • William

    I can’t wait to see Leslie Jordan playing Sessions in the movie.

  • gaycuckhubby

    The last 10 months have been surreal. Just have a look at today’s posts alone, there wasn’t half this much controversy in Obama’s 8 years in office. And it will get worse. much worse

    • Treant

      Wait. I dared to go finish cleaning out the gardens and skipped checking the mid-afternoon news.

      Wow, did I miss a lot.

      • JackFknTwist

        Since I left the USA last week my “news life” has been tedious……housing and the homeless problems, Brexit talks, a rail strike…….. just domestic news.

        Then I tune in to USA news and it’s like hitting a hurricane.
        There seems to be no day without hysterical tweets or damage to longstanding environmental and workplace protections.
        It’s all interesting but depressing.
        Trump/turd and his fellow runts haven’t an ounce of integrity between them.

        • William

          Do you need a ‘luggage lifter’?

          • JackFknTwist

            Don’t we all ?…..with muscles, tight body, ……ahh, my mind is going south again !

          • Robincho

            As your dick proceeds north…

          • JackFknTwist

            Hee hee

    • AC

      Whenever I think back about the Obama years and what I miss most, I invariably find my brain debating: “The Peace or the Prosperity”

    • Gianni

      The only “controversies” during Obama’s eight years were the bullshit that FUX News cooked up and hammered as loud and long as they could. Stupid thing is, they’re still at it for no other reason than to desperately try to somehow make Donnie look even a tiny bit more acceptable.

      • Bluto

        To be fair, there was that tan suit incident.

        • Gianni

          That was quite the issue. Even I thought that suit looked awful. At least it didn’t become politicized. Or did it?

    • trog

      the scariest part is that it’ll probably get much much worse–as in, what do we do when large parts of the country totally ignore reality and facts and refuse to do anything about Trump, Russia, etc. …

      https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/11/2/16588964/america-epistemic-crisis

      • shivadog

        In the heart of red state hell here, and I can confirm this. Most people around here don’t believe anything about Trump, Russia or the mess he is making of things, but completely believe anything about Hillary, no matter how ridiculous. (she’s the Antichrist, a mass-murderer, etc) There is no reasoning with these people.

        • trog

          My condolences. I escaped the midwest to NYC, but we’ll all suffer for this “fact-free” future. Conservative media have truly wrecked our democracy and the crazies have taken over.

  • mikeinftl

    Lock him up!

  • marshlc

    Wow, I didn’t know that you got do-overs when speaking under oath. I always thought it was for keepsies.

    I guess the US Congress has easier rules than my elementary school playground.

    • Friday’s_cat

      One reason why Ken Starr wasn’t arrested when Scooter Libby was. He went back before Patrick Fitzgerald’s grand jury and amended his testimony when his lies were uncovered.

      • NZArtist

        Do the people who people who approved his appointment based on his original testimony get to go back and ammend their appointment?

        • Treant

          That depends on who you are. But, yes, if you’re a Republican…

      • OdieDenCO

        but is the evil elf smart enough to know of and do that?

        • clay

          He’s already done it (at least) once.

    • Adam King

      Republican Senators will hold a Republican Senator accountable for lying when pigs fly through the icy air of hell.

  • gaycuckhubby
  • Michael R
    • greenmanTN

      But hopefully Mueller is all like,

      https://youtu.be/1VFuHj9_Tgw

      • Gianni

        This should play in the background whenever something about Mueller’s investigation is on TV and the staff should make sure Donnie is watching. That blood vessel just might pop!

      • perversatile

        Just because the voice in my head
        my internal dialogue my conscious
        my Jiminy Cricket
        sounds exactly like Debbie Harry
        yelling at me to get my shit together.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tFmjUy5ymo

  • Kevin Andrews
    • Hank

      Just put Kamala Harris in from of him and watch him melt like the Racist, Treasonous Snowflake that he is!!!

    • LeeCMH

      When he and the administration are all indicted, stock in white sheets will plummet. Oh and Tiki torches.

    • perversatile

      “I turned to the guy who stayed last night & asked him “What’s your name?”
      -Miquel Brown (So Many Men, So Little Time)

      • jerry

        I hate when that (frequently) happens!

  • Kevin Andrews
  • Kevin Andrews
    • Ben in Oakland

      Which came first?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, the wicked Keebler elf, is also a nasty liddle’ LIAR! Bad boy!!

    • Treant

      And the nasty liddle LIAR who colluded with Russians heads the Justice Department.

      Let’s bask in the irony, it could keep my garden growing for another month just from the heat of the hypocrisy.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I suspect the manure would be more useful.

  • Slippy_World
    • Hank

      Your wait time is 10 years to Life!!!

  • Adam Stevens
  • Joe in PA

    once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill …

    Right. This means shit. Nada. Ya think McConnell is gonna lift a finger? How about someone at DOJ?

    We’re fucked unless Mueller gets involved.

  • Joe in PA
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Anyone see Nicole Wallace’s show today ?
    Dyammm!

    LOL – She basically told a trump /pence surrogate that she will call her old friends at Fox and he can go spew his lyin shit over there.

    • Rocco

      Lol…it was a beautiful thing, especially considering who she is, and who she used to be. I especially liked Steve Schmidt acting like he would have punched doofus out!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Lol, yeah he did.
        If all repubicans could be like them, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

    • JCF

      FWIW, I have decided to accept Nicolle’s repentence for Dubya and McCain/Caribou Barbie (it’s partly due to her and Steve Schmidt, that we got the dirt on Palin which led to “Game Change”). Her turn to the Light (i.e., Left!) seems sincere.

  • Gianni

    It should be apparent to all (all except the Trump-adoring mental zombies) that Donnie’s campaign promise to “Drain the Swamp” was nothing but a “ruse” (one of his favorite words) and smokescreen to simply remove the current occupants and repopulate said swamp with creatures much more to his liking and much more like himself – liars, dissemblers, underhanded wheeler-dealers, and other assorted loyalists willing and ready to do his bidding and never mind the oaths they took about Supporting The Constitution of the United States and the rule of law.

    • CottonBlimp

      There’s a publicly available interview where Trump says “drain the swamp was just something Bannon came up with. I didn’t really care, but people seemed to like it, so I kept saying it.”

      • Gianni

        Donnie is all about taking personal responsibility when necessary. He just hasn’t had occasion to feel it’s necessary, yet. That occasion hasn’t ever happened in his whole life to date.

  • JWC

    sessions should be on the list with Trump and Pence they are and were all in it Plus a few others

  • Natty Enquirer

    Time to put the elf on the shelf.

    • Ben in Oakland

      The mole in the hole.

    • TampaDink

      A lovely little shelf in a cell in a federal prison.

  • gaycuckhubby

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
    Mueller closing in!

    https://twitter.com/MikeDelMoro/status/926194888215023617

  • Steve Morrison

    LOCK HIM UP!!!!!

  • Gianni

    I sense that Muller is holding a bushel of shoes and is dropping them one-at-a-time, seemingly on a daily basis, and all to good effect. Donnie has gotten muy uncomfortable and he should be. I hear a faint drum roll in the background and it will only be increasing in volume.

    • TuuxKabin

      Time to start throwing those shoes and them hitting target, upside heads.

      • Gianni

        Letting the tension build and the worry increase is a big part of the process. It’s also exquisite torture. I don’t believe that any of us here mind Donnie being tortured. Plus it’s legal torture! 🙂

    • -M-

      Here come the drums.
      https://youtu.be/9Bb_b6LqMrI

    • Ann Kah

      Hear the heavy wheels of the tumbrel rolling along the cobblestones. . .

  • Judas Peckerwood

    I hope that Al Franken runs for president in 2020.

    • Helen Damnation™

      What two lungs of fresh air THAT would be!

      • The_Wretched

        Wanting Franklin is just your purity talking!

  • gaycuckhubby
    • The_Wretched

      I take some solace that the general incompetence of Trump and Trump-people prevents them from carrying out some fraction of their plans.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Trump is unhinged and a criminal. But guess what? Dems still wont win…
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/926188073171456002

    • NowAnAgnostic

      Who the fuck pays any attention to what the DNC has to say? I certainly don’t.

      • The_Wretched

        PPAP

    • Mikey

      Who cares what anyone “believes”. There are people who believe that a bearded sky-fairy lives in the clouds and watches them masturbate.

      The question is not whether a party decided that it did not want a “non Democrat” outsider who was riding on their coattails to get the position. I happen to agree with them.

      If Sanders wanted to be President, then he should have run as what he was, an extreme left (when it suits him) independent, an independent as he has ALWAYS been.

      The results of that – fix or no fix – in no way affected the outcome of the election, or the proper functioning of the governing of the country.

      This is like comparing apples and plutonium.

  • Lazycrockett

    As Al Franken said, “You just keep moving that goal post Mr. Sessions.”

  • KaBoomBOX

    Sounds like more than just a coffee order.

    • clay

      “I did not have relations with that coffee boy.”
      –JBS

  • gaycuckhubby

    Does any of this matter if the Democrats can’t get their heads out of their own asses and take advantage?

    • Michael White

      This is the question and my greatest fear. The election is ours to lose and the Dems are working hard to fuck it up

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Purism tests. That will fuck us up.

        Look, someone is not going to be progressive enough. For some, Marx is simply not left enough. For others, centrism is the way to win elections.

        Get over the purism now. It’s not going to be perfect for all of us, but Trump is perfect for *none* of us. People are flawed. Parties have flaws. The GOP has that- and fear. And fear wins elections. Purity doesn’t. The GOP has allegiance.

        And those assholes vote. Every. Fucking. Time–purity be damned.

        • lymis

          Honestly, at this point, “Not Republican” needs to be the minimum bar. If there’s a D after their name, vote them in. Worry about who’s good enough when it’s time to groom people for the primaries. Once they’re on the ballot, vote Dem unless you have one of the short handful who’s been crossing the line on things like the ACA repeal.

        • The_Wretched

          Purity is demanding liberals shut up so ‘moderate dems’ can recite a pure democrat line with out pesky liberal values coming up.

          • kareemachan

            There are many dems with “pesky liberal values”. That’s one broad brush you’re using there, and wrong.

    • Friday

      The trouble is Drumph would love to replace Sessions with someone who’ll fire Mueller for him, too.

  • Dennis

    So? Nothing will happen to the racist Keebler elf. He’s a rich old white man. No one in Washington has the balls to prosecute him much less speak up. Republicans don’t want to rock the status quo and shine the light on their own corrupt dealings. Democrats, well they’re just being themselves, spineless. No one is organizing protests.
    This is the THIRD occurrence!! Nothing has happened with the first two.
    It would sure be nice if he was reprimanded but I’ll probably turn straight first.

    • John30013

      Other than calling out Sessions’ deplorable and duplicitous behavior, the Democrats don’t have any power to do anything about this. In fact, the Republicans in the Senate can’d do anything, either. Impeachment starts in the House of Representatives, but since Sessions didn’t lie to them, and they’re all scared as shit of being primaried from the right in 2018, I don’t see them starting proceedings against him unless video surfaces of Sessions sucking Putin’s dick.

      Plus, the House GOP hate the Senate GOP for failing to pass their ACA repeal.

    • Girlgoon

      Presidential pardons for everyone on the right !!

  • Helen Damnation™
    • Ann Kah

      Everyone is looking at him as if he has just asked a stupid question.
      Again.

  • lymis

    Good gods, when does this shift from “not being forthcoming” to “committing perjury?”

    The man has repeatedly lied under oath to Congress.

    You know damn well how he would have treated a Democrat who did the the same thing when he was on the other side of the bench.

  • Frostbite

    “Cannot trust your word” and this is a surprise?

  • Henry Auvil

    I think it’s time for Sessions to go spend more time with his family. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/facc5bca2c00d07c44aba6fa9101bacad7899ca65738d3c2b85600a7306ff12f.jpg

    • Canadian Observer

      … or spend more time with his ancestors. What are the chances they have a family plot?

  • kladinvt

    Why does Beauregard the Perjurer still have a job?

    • Friday

      Cause the Republicans also lie and perjure themselves, and he’d be replaced by someone that would shut down Mueller?

      • John30013

        I hope that ship has sailed, and even if Sessions were replaced by someone who is not recused from Russian matters, any move to fire Mueller would be so fraught that they wouldn’t dare to try it.

  • bkmn

    I hope he really squirms on his way to prison.

  • Henry Auvil
  • kareemachan

    Shit, he’s practiced that innocent lil’ who me? look a lot, I’m thinking.

  • Ann Kah

    He probably slept through the meeting, but awake or asleep, he maintains a perpetual “where am I and what is going on” expression.

    • Gianni

      And that goddamned smirk needs to be wiped off his face with a good backhand.

  • Al Prazolam

    I’d like to see homophobe Sessions spend time in one of those for-profit prisons he loves so much.

    • Girlgoon

      He want to fraternise with the Russians deport him to russia so he will understand what he callously took for granted.

  • JackNasty

    Little Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III takes great exception to y’all calling him a liar. It’s greatly unfair to him. He wants y’all to know he is not a liar. He’s a genteel prevaricator.

  • Girlgoon

    Just look how dangerous these rednecks become when they manage to get a degree. Sessions, McConnell, Moore, Landry, and every politician in Texas and north Carolina. Truly a basket of “deplorables”. You send a racist bigot to college and they come out radicalized.

  • Robincho

    If anything unfortunate were to happen to Sessions, I believe that most JMGers would join me in having neauregard for such an occurrence…

  • Gianni

    Jefferson’s memory is very poor. I should think that such a condition would disqualify him for the position of the nation’s Number 1 Law Enforcement Officer. Of course, he also lies like hell, and under oath no less. Isn’t there a criminal element in that somewhere?