Jefferson Sessions vs. Sergey Kislyak: Whom to Believe?

According to the Washington Post:

Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian officials in the United States and in Russia. Sessions initially failed to disclose his contacts with Kislyak and then said that the meetings were not about the Trump campaign.

The source of information is current and former U.S. officials. Did Donald Trump order this leaked as payback for Sessions' recusal or Sessions' statement this week he won't step down? If so, the only person I can think of who fights dirtier is Senor de los Cielos. [More...]

(And on last night's show, Aurelio ordered his computer hacker to steal millions from his elegant and successful daughter Rutila's 's bank accounts, which held her lawfully earned, non-laundered money. He's also trying to get her to have her artist-boyfriend forge certificates of authenticity for the paintings in his over-the-top art collection, bought under the table with his drug money, which he needs to sell because his Venezuelan money-launderer, who is also his jilted lover, just sold him out to the DEA, which then seized all his bank accounts and assets worth billions in exchange for immunity and a new identity and life in Boulder, CO. Watch out Ivanka, as I've written before, if Pops gets angry at Jared, there could be a replay of what happened to Dictator Benito Mussolini's son-in-law, Count Ciano. Daughter Edda never recovered from it. You wouldn't want your assets to get caught in the cross-fire. We all know how history has a tendency to repeat itself. Just saying.

This post is certainly not to support Sessions. His new forfeiture policy announced this week is awful. We're going back to "First the Punishment, then the Verdict." Even conservatives hate it. Maybe after he steps down (which could happen if that's what Donald Trump wants and he continues his mud-slinging ways), the feds will seize his assets while he's under investigation, despite no charges being brought against him.

I think Rod Rosenstein may go first, unless he decides to bond with Mueller and get Trump back that way for his comments this week implying he's a nobody from Baltimore. If Sessions and Rosenstein both leave, we're on our way to a Saturday Night Massacre. Who cares if Trump pardons himself? I just want him stripped of his desk in the oval office.

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    i agree (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:15:00 PM EST
    about wanting him gone.  im past hoping for jail time i just want the whole cartel gone.

    one of the reasons i think things could start happening sooner than most people expect is im sure Mueller sees this coming too.  

    if he brings some charges it seems like it might go a long way toward protecting the whole enterprise.

    i think he might be under estimating Sessions.  he seems like a dirty little alabama junk yard dog.  Trump might regret backing him into a corner.

    If Sessions was in with Russia (none / 0) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:24:17 PM EST
    There are several people in the West Wing that he brought on board during the campaign. How can they not be involved also? Sorry, just like it was impossible for me to believe that Sessions wasn't in on Russian assistance, it's also impossible for me to believe that anyone he brought in with him on the Trump campaign trail wasn't in on it too. This is going to be NUTS, all the way around.

    And, I would not be surprised (5.00 / 2) (#3)
    by MKS on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:36:00 PM EST
    to learn the Trump campaign gave micro targeting data to the Russians for Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan to drive the vote for Trump.

    Sorry, I Can't Fathom What You Are Talking About (none / 0) (#8)
    by RickyJim on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 08:13:53 PM EST
    You are saying that the Trump campaign had certain voter groups picked out for a specific appeal and then asked some Russians to send the appropriate emails to each group??  They couldn't do it themselves?

    jesus (none / 0) (#9)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 08:16:13 PM EST
    do you have a tv?

    clearly you have a computer of some sort.  are famliar with this thing called google?

    it is our friend.  try it.


    Yeah, well (none / 0) (#11)
    by jondee on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 08:25:45 PM EST
    that That many people were up in the air about whether to vote for Trump or not, tells me this country is already in deep deep trouble.

    But as Frank Z liked to say, stupidity is this country's most abundant natural resource.


    ill make it really easy (none / 0) (#10)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 08:19:03 PM EST
    and give you a search line.  i just tried it.  it will tell you everything you want to know -

    russians target specific groups and areas for hacking and disinformation

    heh (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by MKS on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 09:12:52 PM EST
    working overtime?

    I Read the First Few that Came Up (none / 0) (#14)
    by RickyJim on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 09:33:56 PM EST
    and I didn't see anything convincing about a Trump/Russia plot to spread disinformation.  Why can't Americans phish, spam and spread fake news as well as the Russians?  If telling people lies to get elected is a crime lots and lots of the country's leaders would be in jail.

    You may want to familiarize yourself with (none / 0) (#13)
    by Anne on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 09:29:54 PM EST
    something called "micro-targeting" and consider the possible role of Jared Kushner:

    From McClatchy:

    Investigators at the House and Senate Intelligence committees and the Justice Department are examining whether the Trump campaign's digital operation - overseen by Jared Kushner - helped guide Russia's sophisticated voter targeting and fake news attacks on Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    Congressional and Justice Department investigators are focusing on whether Trump's campaign pointed Russian cyber operatives to certain voting jurisdictions in key states - areas where Trump's digital team and Republican operatives were spotting unexpected weakness in voter support for Hillary Clinton, according to several people familiar with the parallel inquiries.

    Mueller needs to turn someone (none / 0) (#4)
    by MKS on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:37:24 PM EST
    He might (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:43:55 PM EST
    have already and we don't know about it. If somebody has turned they got the best deal already. I'm thinking probably Flynn because they had him on tape and went after him first. He seems to be a big link in the ties to Russia.

    im pretty sure that (none / 0) (#6)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:44:06 PM EST
    already happened.  maybe Manafort.  maybe Flynn.  Maybe both and others.

    I'm for getting him gone (none / 0) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Jul 22, 2017 at 07:46:43 PM EST
    and letting the legal system and a jury of his peers do the rest. I still think it is going to be months before something is done.

    Who knows with Sessions? He's such a weasel. He could turn but then again he's dirty and would be implicating himself. What kind of lawyer voluntarily lies? I wonder about this guy. I think he's been in Alabama and protected too long by the politics there to even see what might be coming his way.