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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIFES: JEFF SESSIONS TESTIMONY BEFORE THE SENATE

THE BIG IDEA: It is widely presumed on Capitol Hill that Jeff Sessions chose to testify before the Senate Intelligence committee, rather than the committees that have jurisdiction over his department, because he has more friends there who would run interference on his behalf. If that was indeed the attorney general’s strategy, yesterday’s hearing validated it.
The tension between the chumminess of an old boys’ club that traditionally looks after its own and the seriousness of a Russia investigation that clouds the presidency was neatly captured in the closing minute of the two-and-a-half-hour hearing... 
Speaking in the vernacular of the Old South, Sessions said he had come to “defend my honor against scurrilous and false allegations...”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/06/14/daily-202-jeff-sessions-s-grilling-highlights-tension-between-chumminess-of-senate-seriousness-of-russia-probe/5940a3aee9b69b2fb981dd09/


DURING THE HEARING ITSELF
WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, THE REPUBLICANS 
PRETTY MUCH TESTIFIED ON SESSIONS BEHALF 
RATHER THAN 
ASK HIM ANYTHING WORTHWHILE

It's only our democracy that's at stake. 
Why not keep playing games?

* * * * *

The Attorney General a.k.a. Little Jeffy Sessions The Tiny Smirking Grand Dragon, refused to answer questions about almost everything having to do with Trump and his decision to fire Comey during the Senate Hearing on Russiagate yesterday.  

And when he didn't refuse to answer, he took advantage of all that white hair and claimed her forgot.

Senator Martin Heinrich broke Session's legal choices.  And Session's they were as follows:
1) Answer the Questions
2)  Claim: "I can't answer here in public. I'll answer in closed session"
3)  Claim Executive Privilege, which only Trump can claim and he didn't. 


The little grand dragon's "I don't think it's appropriate" is not a legal standard one can use to refuse to answer questions. But that's what little Jeffy did with a creepy smirk on his face half the time.

3 minutes of
Senator Martin Heinrich of Mexico and Jeff Sessions 


Kamala Harris is
A CLOSER AND...

In three minutes or so, she made it obvious that little Jeffy was lying about why he refused to testify as to what Trump knew and when. She made it clear that he, as an attorney, could easily have come to the Senate Hearing prepared too.

Sarcasm was subtle when he claimed stupidity and forgetfulness. It was masterfully done. That's why little Jeffy said she was frightening him.


ON A SIDE NOTE:  Once again, another old white man Senator --out of camera range-- felt the need to try to shut Harris down while she was talking. She ignored whoever it was better than she did during the interrogation of Trump's National Security advisors last week. I believe it was McCain, this time. The Chair told McCain(?) to shut up and let him run things (paraphrased). 


Read More Highlights Of Sessions non-testimony 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/06/14/daily-202-jeff-sessions-s-grilling-highlights-tension-between-chumminess-of-senate-seriousness-of-russia-probe/5940a3aee9b69b2fb981dd09/


Should they manage to get Trump for Obstruction Of Justice in 2018, I hope they get the Sessions smirking midget butt too.