Get your popcorn: Jeff Sessions and Jared Kushner are both about testify in Trump-Russia scandal

Today’s public testimony by former FBI Director James Comey was arguably the most damaging blow Donald Trump has received since he took office. Comey confirmed that Trump as a liar who committed several acts that can be easily interpreted as attempted obstruction of justice. But things may be about to get even worse for Trump, because two of his close associates will each soon have to fend off questions about their own complicity in Trump’s Russia scandal.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to appear before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, June 13th. It’s not supposed to be about Trump-Russia, but CNN is now reporting that the Democrats on the subcommittee will use the hearings to grill Sessions on his multiple secret meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign (link). There are three different June 13th hearings on that committee’s calendar (link), and it’s not clear which Sessions will appear in, but all three are open hearings that will be live-streamed online – and almost surely aired on television as well.

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House Senior Adviser, has also agreed to testify about his role in the Russia scandal. According to NBC News, it’s set for “mid-June” (link), which likely means next week or early the week after. Kushner had a secret meeting with Kislyak in which he tried to set up a secret communications channel with the Russian government, as well as a suspicious secret meeting with the head of Russian bank.

It has not yet been revealed whether or not Kushner’s testimony will be in open hearings and whether it will therefore be available on television. But at the least, viewers at home will get to watch Tuesday’s Jeff Sessions testimony live. So get your popcorn ready. Follow Palmer Report on Facebook and Twitter.


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12 Comments

  1. Claudia on June 8, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Well Session I’d done as far as I’m concern. Kushner I wonder what they will be able to gain? He lies as bad as Trump!
    I hope New York gets their bite too! They all need to go to jail!

    • Bill Palmer on June 9, 2017 at 1:53 am

      Hey, if Sessions and Kushner want to lie under oath, Robert Mueller is happy to sit back and keep score 🙂

      • Claudia on June 9, 2017 at 1:56 am

        Yes indeed!
        Thank you!

  2. Suzan on June 9, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I wonder why Ambassador Kislyak is so popular with the Trump bunch? Isn’t there another Russian ambassador that they can rendezvous with?

    • Bill Palmer on June 9, 2017 at 1:36 am

      There’s only one Russian Ambassador to the United States.

    • Mikey B on June 9, 2017 at 4:01 pm

      They all have Russian connections and financial assets. This isn’t normal, it’s by design–Vladimir Putin appealed to their cupidity. It would be foolish to think that this effort was limited to Republicans alone. Democratic Leadership is doing an exceptionally bad job at sculpting a narrative as malleable as Potter’s clay. Perhaps they’re afraid that they too have an inordinate amount of Russian money in their own portfolios.

      And no, it’s not normal to have investments in the economy of a country that threatens nuclear war against the United States. Shame on any American that has fallen into this trap. My advice to anyone that has is that you better own up to your mistakes in the first round because their will no absolution for those whose corruption is exposed through investigation. America is under attack and those of you that remain involved yet silent are actively collaborating with the enemy.

  3. Bridgitt on June 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    If either one of them answer any questions, I’ll be very, very surprised. Kushner will lie his ass off and Sessions with take the 5th or some such BS.

  4. FaithD on June 9, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Sessions has already lied under oath. Kushner has no more character or morals than the Trumps or his father. Republicans on the committee are attempting to use Hillary’s emails to distract from the thrust of the investigation (i.e., colluding in attempts to cover up what happened). I’m not hopeful that anything illuminating is going to come from these testimoonies.

  5. Ariana on June 9, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Well, I definitely can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  6. Steve on June 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    And yet Jared still has a security clearance.

  7. Tim Boese on June 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Drink every time they plead the 5th

  8. Katrina Cordeiro on June 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Tea Pain said Kushner’s hearing is closed session, and TP provided a Senator with pertinent questions to ask about the Alpha server, as per their request.

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