There shouldn't even be an investigation, but if there is one, he can't be in charge of his own. Of course he’s going to recuse himself. That’s no admission of guilt. He has nothing to be guilty of. And for the record, neither did Mike Flynn. His only crime was lying to his boss. That’s why he was fired.
It’s amazing to me that liberals wonder why conservatives think that they’re a bunch of gullible rubes who swallow everything that the liberal media feeds them. The current flap over Jeff Sessions meeting with the Russian Ambassador is the perfect example.
A free press is essential to a free society. A biased press is the enemy of the people. A free press holds power accountable to the people. A biased press disseminates propaganda on behalf of a particular party to fool the people. Let me give you the facts and you decide into which category the various networks fall into.
As a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee Jeff Sessions had to meet with foreign ambassadors on a regular basis. Everybody knows that. Al Franken knew that and Jeff Sessions knew that Al knew that. There are constant discussions over potential treaties, agreements, military exercises etc. It’s part of the job and anyone who says otherwise is lying. Here’s looking at you Claire McCaskill. Making this whole fiasco even more ridiculous, Jeff met with the Russian ambassador briefly in a public venue with other ambassadors in the room at the time.
The only mistake that Jeff Sessions made is that he wasn’t more specific when Al Franken questioned him. Al wanted to know if he’d been approached by Russian operatives or intermediaries regarding opposition intelligence regarding Hillary Clinton. Jeff was instantly repulsed by such an insinuation and instantly shot back that he’d never met “with any Russians”. If he’d said “with any Russian operatives” this whole thing would have never erupted.
But Jeff didn’t make that clarification because he didn’t have too. Both he and Al Franken knew what he meant. Al himself was using the word Russians as a catch-all word for black ops type of stuff. It’s only partisan hacks later who saw an opportunity to put the Trump administration in a bad light who pounced on it. But even they know that nothing will come of it in the end. They know that they won’t be able to get Jeff Sessions to resign because he’s done nothing wrong. Their goal is simply to put Trump back on his heels and win the headline war for a few days..
It’s the Ambassador
The ambassador is the official diplomatic channel between two nations. When you are trying to avoid any appearance of impropriety, you speak with the ambassador. That’s what ambassadors do all day long. Call and meet with government officials at all levels to answer questions and ensure that there are no misunderstandings. We want our people to maintain close ties to the Russian ambassador.
What the Democrats were trying to find was any evidence of the Trump people calling or meeting with “intermediaries” or special operatives working secretly. In the absence of that, they redefined their target to include the official Russian ambassador. They did that because they knew the public can’t distinguish between the two and it might look like a cover up. That’s a travesty. That’s like the police questioning someone about their ties to the Italian mafia and then busting you for eating at an Italian restaurant.
Someone should remind the press that the Russian Ambassador was officially invited to the U.S. by our government to answer questions by sitting senators and congressman. If it's suddenly a scandal to speak with him, send him back. I can only imagine how stupid the Democrats must look to the rest of the world.
And why does the press keep referring to the DNC hack as “election hack”. Is it because they are deliberately trying to fool the American people into thinking that the Russians were able to “hack” into voting machines? Talk about bias. It looks to me like the networks are trying to prevent the public from remembering it was the DNC which was hacked and what was found therein.
Free Press or Enemy of the People?
It shouldn’t take independent bloggers to put things into perspective. That’s the job of the free press. It’s up to the press, not Donald Trump, whether they are an enemy of the people. If they decide to skew the facts and suppress the truth, that’s on them. When I was a kid my mother used to tell me that she’d treat me like an adult when I started to act like one. Donald Trump needs to tell the press that he’ll treat them with the respect due to an unbiased free press when they start to act like one.