It seems that every day, a new bombshell revelation is reported about the ties – and possible collusion – between Donald Trump, his closest advisers, and Russia. For example, just yesterday it was revealed that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, met with executives of a Russian bank that was subject to U.S. sanctions.
Of all the Russia-related stories that have been reported, one of the most significant to date was the false testimony given by Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearings. If you recall, Sessions lied – and potentially perjured himself – by claiming he did not meet with Russians, when in fact he met with at least one high level Russian diplomat on multiple occasions.
Now, the Washington Post is reporting that lawyers in five states have have sent a letter to the Justice Department, demanding an investigation. Reports the Post:
“Nearly two dozen people from five states are accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his communications with the Russian government and subsequently trying to cover up that lie, according to a complaint sent to the Department of Justice.”
“The complaint, which names 23 residents, states that Sessions gave false and misleading testimony during his confirmation hearing in January when he told the Senate committee that he ‘did not have communications with the Russians.’ It further accuses the attorney general of covering up the alleged perjury by directing a spokeswoman to make a public statement saying he did not mislead the committee.”
Said one of the lawyers responsible for the complaint, “We want indictments in the case. We want Attorney General Sessions to be treated just the same as anyone else. We don’t think that just because he’s the attorney general, that there should be a higher standard to bring charges against him.”
We agree 100%.