Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fake News: Media, Democrats Distort Remarks To Target Jeff Sessions

Breitbart -- Democrats and the media are once again targeting Attorney General Jeff Sessions — this time, over allegations that he met twice with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The Washington Post reports that Sessions met Sergey Kislyak once at a Heritage Foundation event in July 2016, where other ambassadors were also present. It also reports that Sessions met with Kislyak in his Senate office in September, in his capacity on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The hook on which the Post attempts to hang Sessions is that he did not disclose the meetings to the Senate when he was asked about “possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives of Moscow.” Sessions' spokesperson at the Department of Justice, Sarah Isgur Flores, says his answer in January was truthful because he was asked about “the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee.”

The Post does not provide the full transcript of the question, from Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and Sessions' answer. Instead it summarizes the exchange in a way that makes it seem that Sessions was asked if there was any contact at all between the campaign and representatives of the Russian government. In fact, what Sessions was asked about was sustained, ongoing communications — a core accusation in the dubious fake news narrative. [...]

Sessions was not actually asked whether he or anyone affiliated with the campaign had any kind of communication with the Russians, ever. He was asked, first, about “a continuing exchange of information” — repeated contacts between the campaign and representatives of the Russian government. [...]

In another, written question, the Post notes that Sessions was asked by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) whether he had “been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day” (emphasis added). Sessions answered, simply, “no.” And there is no evidence in the Post nor elsewhere to cast doubt on that claim. The New York Times covers the story and adds an interesting wrinkle — namely, that Obama administration officials did whatever they could to distribute information within the government about alleged contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian intermediaries. (The Times calls this an attempt to “preserve” evidence, which would have been a departure from the Obama administration’s more typical practice of hiding evidence on personal email accounts and hidden email servers.) That suggests a coordinated hit job, including espionage against the Russian ambassador, and possibly against members of the Trump campaign, even in their unrelated activities. [...]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is calling on Sessions to resign, and the Democratic National Committee is already out with a list-building email, sent Wednesday evening: “BREAKING: Jeff Sessions may have perjured himself.” But it is all just more “fake news.” A chance greeting at a public event, and a Senate meeting in the course of his official duties, do not add up to anything, and the full transcript — also omitted by the Times — makes it clear Sessions told the truth.
Blog Author's Comments: The Democrats are in their death throes. They want every scalp in Trump's administration. They will continue boring us with fake news like this for the next 8 years. They have the Washington Post and New York Times, two arms of the Democrat Party, helping to lead the charge against Sessions. Yet in every New York Times column they write concerning Sessions and the Russians, they admit they have no proof of any wrong doing on Sessions part. I do believe President Trump's base can clearly see the extreme bias the media has for Trump and his administration. The Democrats are afraid; they have built this Socialist base and are still in shock that Hillary lost the election. They can clearly see that they will not be able to continue to take the country in the direction they had planned

Sessions needs to begin some serious investigations of his own, into the Progressive-Democrats. That will soon change the course of discussion. And I expect Trump to stand behind Jeff Sessions and Sessions should not even think of resigning. Trump is well aware of what the media does - and he should certainly be aware of the Democrats - they will do whatever they can to undermine and delegitimize his presidency. They are the party that wishes to use government to close down debate. One should be able to see how the Progressive-Democrats are willing to delegitimize the presidential election because they had a corrupt, pathetic person attempting - though not very hard - to become the president and take the country even more to the left forever. This was all taken from the hands of the Democratic Party by Donald Trump.

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