Lock him up: it took Jeff Sessions all of three minutes to commit perjury today

Attorney General Jeff Sessions swung for the fences during his opening statement in open Senate hearings on Tuesday, insisting that he never had a private meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the Mayflower Hotel during the 2016 presidential campaign. The trouble: everyone from CNN to NBC News to Senator Al Franken has evidence that the meeting did in fact happen (link). That means it took Sessions all of three minutes today to commit perjury.

This is of course far from the first time in which Jeff Sessions has perjured himself during the course of the Russia scandal. He lied about his Russia meetings during his Attorney General confirmation hearings. He lied again when he amended his testimony to include the Russia meetings he’d been caught having participated in, but not the Russia meetings which were subsequently exposed. Sessions also lied about his Russia meetings on his SF-86 security clearance form; these are all felonies.

Thus far the Republican-controlled Senate has shown no interest in charging Jeff Sessions for his multiple instances of felony perjury. However, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been tasked with investigating the Russia scandal, is no doubt keeping score of Sessions’ crimes for when the time comes.

Meanwhile, Jeff Sessions is still testifying and is about to begin facing questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee. We’re still keeping score on how many more instances of perjury Sessions might commit before the day is over. If you’re a regular reader, feel free to support Palmer Report. Follow Palmer Report on Facebook and Twitter.


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7 Comments

  1. Carl Axness on June 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    During the 1970s through the 2005, I held DOD secret and top secret clearances as well as a DOE Q clearance while a Sandia National Laboratories employee. Had I been caught lying on my security clearance applications, especially about connections with a sensitive country such as Russia, I would immwdiately lose my clearance and my job. No question about this.

  2. Rapas Ulsio on June 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Don’t make this a drinking game, kids. Alcohol poisoning is no joke.

  3. J. Moore on June 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Sessions was clearly dodging and stonewalling throughout, and some – from the right – were feeding him easy-outs to the trickier points of interest – rather than spending their time asking the kinds of questions we need answers to.

  4. KD on June 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Just want to say that your coverage of this whole mess has been incredible. You do amazing work.. with credit to your sources as well! Awesome reporting!

  5. Diane Conroy on June 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I think Sessions was asked by Trump and his cohorts to do…. a lot….of things during the campaign, that were illegal or part of collusion. I think this is where Sessions information lies. He is not telling and looked terrified at the prospect of more questions.

  6. Claudia on June 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    He was a poor excuse for attorney general!
    Can’t remember shit got flustered and blurted out ” makes me nervous”
    Really?
    He needs to resign too old at the very least.

  7. mary milburn on June 13, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Trump has something hanging over Sessions head. Maybe the sanctions he had lifted from D Bank

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