Amid the hypocritical Democrat calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign over his two meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States last year, a conservative columnist is setting the record straight with a report that should embarrass everyone on the left side of the aisle.
Far from being some “secret” affair on behalf of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Sessions‘ first meeting with the Ambassador Sergey Kislyak was organized by the Obama administration.
Heritage Foundation scholar, attorney and respected legal pundit Hans von Spakovsky wrote at the Fox News website Thursday that the first meeting took place at a conference on “Global Partners in Democracy” at the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland.
“The conference was an educational program for ambassadors invited by the Obama State Department to observe the convention. The Obama State Department handled all of the coordination with ambassadors and their staff, of which there were about 100 at the conference,” von Spakovsky wrote.
“Apparently, after Sessions finished speaking,” he continued, “a small group of ambassadors — including the Russian ambassador — approached the senator as he left the stage and thanked him for his remarks. That’s the first ‘meeting.’ And it’s hardly an occasion — much less a venue — in which a conspiracy to ‘interfere’ with the November election could be hatched.”
In other news, folks, Sessions’ “scandal” just isn’t. While Sessions’ second meeting with Kislyak was in Sessions’ Senate office in September, in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, his first meeting with the Russian ambassador was a very public affair, and not even remotely related to compromising an election that was still three months in the future.
Even so, doesn’t it seem sort of setup-ish?
All right, no one can predict the future. But one could conjecture, fairly easily, that former president Barack Obama’s administration left some political land mines behind in the off-chance that then-candidate Donald Trump won the presidency and Democrats needed political ammunition to use against the new Trump administration.
I wouldn’t put it past them. That kind of thing comes easy to hypocrites.
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