By Pogo, a Trail Mix Contributor
In his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, Attorney General Beauregard Sessions went all suth’un on the Senators.
Sessions opened his testimony to the panel with a fiery assertion that he never had any conversations with Russians about “any type of interference” in the 2016 presidential election.
“The suggestion that I participated in any collusion … is an appalling and detestable lie,” Sessions said.
“If any brief interaction occurred in passing with the Russian ambassador during that reception, I do not remember it,” Sessions said. If he did have a conversation with the ambassador, it was “certainly nothing improper.”
(So if he can’t remember having a conversation with Sergei, how can he say whether that conversation could or could not be improper? But I digress).
He went on to say things like:
“I am not able to discuss with you or confirm or deny the nature of private conversations that I may have had with the president on this subject or others,” Sessions said.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) pressed Sessions to explain how he could decline to answer questions about his talks with the president without the White House asserting executive privilege.
“I am protecting the right of the president to assert it if he chooses, and there may be other privileges that apply,’’ answered Sessions. “At this point I believe it’s premature for me to deny the president a full and intelligent choice about executive privilege.’’
And this, ladies and gentlemen is gobbledygook from the Attorney General of the United States. So exactly WHY did he go before the Senate Intelligence Committee again? Not to put too fine a pint on it, but I’d say your continued engagement as Mad Magazine’s image person is secure.
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