Despite all of the spin and double-talk we’re hearing today from the Justice Department and White House, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings when he said he didn’t have any contact with Russian officials. He met twice with the Russian ambassador. Translation: He committed perjury.
The White House and some Republicans are now trying to downplay the perjury angle. Nah, they say, he didn’t perjure himself. But that’s total bullshit. Lying under oath to Congress is perjury, perjury is a crime, a felony, and it’s punishable by five years in prison, which is where Jeff Sessions needs to be this time next year.
Sessions himself thought perjury was a very big deal back in 1999, in the middle of the Bill Clinton impeachment saga. He called charges that Clinton lied under oath “serious allegations” and also said:
“In America, the Supreme Court and the American people believe no one is above the law.”
How true, Jeff. And if the president isn’t above the law, then neither is the Attorney General of the United States. So how about we apply this same standard to you, Mr. Attorney General? There seems to be no reason to give you a pass on this one.
Lest we forget, Bill Clinton lied about getting a blowjob in the Oval Office. Big fucking deal! But what Sessions lied about involves the national security of the United States.
It’s time to indict and try Jeff Sessions for perjury. And if found guilty, he should receive the maximum penalty. After all, shouldn’t the damn attorney general, of all people, know better?
Here’s Sessions in 1999 proving that he’s a fucking hypocrite from way back. The discussion of perjury starts at about the 9:40 mark:
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