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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:08 PM

Jeff Sessions investigated for possible perjury; Mueller found 'insufficient' evidence

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was investigated for perjury in connection to statements he made about contact with Russians during his confirmation hearing, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump campaign and Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.

Ultimately, however, the special counsel found his office could not prove Sessions was “willfully untruthful,” and found his explanation on Russian contact “plausible.”

The investigation into Sessions’ comments were confirmed in Mueller’s report, released to Congress and the public on Thursday. Part of the investigation centered on misstatements the then-Alabama Senator made during his confirmation hearing regarding contact with Russians, statements Sessions later clarified.

According to the report, the investigation found Sessions interacted with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on two occasions in 2016, as well as a reception held before Trump delivered a foreign policy speech. During his 2017 confirmation hearing, however, Sessions testified he “did not have communications" with the Russians, comments he later clarified to say he “did not recall” the conversations with the Ambassador.

Read more: https://www.al.com/news/2019/04/jeff-sessions-investigated-for-possible-perjury-mueller-found-insufficient-evidence.html

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Reply Jeff Sessions investigated for possible perjury; Mueller found 'insufficient' evidence (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2019 OP
SHRED Apr 2019 #1
Chin music Apr 2019 #2
lark Apr 2019 #3
elias7 Apr 2019 #4
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:13 PM

1. We need to strengthen our laws

 

Regarding campaigns and hostile foreign contact.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:14 PM

2. First blush...

Sessions sounds like he cooperated and got himself a deal. Lots of years in the Senate to fall on his sword for trump. Just based on a brief reading here.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:19 PM

3. How nice that Repug legislaors aren't held to the same stds. of the law as we would be.

If I lied to congress on several occasions, as a Democrat & woman I'd be in jail but Sessions does it multiple times and it's "insufficient"? More and more, it seems Mueller put being part of the Repug Justice Dept. above the law.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:33 PM

4. These people are mobsters. They know how not to get caught, yet...

totally criminal

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:43 PM

5. 'I do not recall'. Where have I heard that before; it is a get out of jail free card for mobsters?!

 

No mobster lawyer would ever tell his boss to say anything else, but Sessions was just and simply not a worthy enough mobster Captain.

Barr was the ticket.

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