Thursday, March 2, 2017

One Thing Is Obvious Jeff Sessions Committed Perjury During His Confirmation Hearings And Should Be Prosecuted For That Alone

With the revelations that while he was an active member of the Trump campaign,  then Senator Jeff Sessions met twice with the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak,  something which he was asked about by Senator Al Franken during Session's confirmation testimony he must be removed from office and prosecuted for perjury.

At his Jan. 10 Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Sessions was asked by Sen. Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, what he would do if he learned of any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the 2016 campaign.

“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” he responded. He added: “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”

The Senate under Mitch McConnell pushed through the Trump nominees, one of the most urgently pushed of those his fellow Republican Senator, Jeff Sessions.  His was one of the nominations that the phony moderate Senator from my state, Susan Collins in supporting Sessions expressed theatrical outrage that anyone could question, denying what is blatantly obvious, that Sessions is a white supremacist-racist in order to vote for what was already one of the most disturbing of the many disturbing Trump nominations.

Now there can be no covering it up,  Jeff Sessions committed perjury and it's more than likely he was deeply involved in the coordination between the Russian regime which was meddling in our election on behalf of Donald Trump,  Sessions' candidate from the start of the campaign.

I would bet that there is far more damaging material that is already contained in those government reports that the departing Obama administration was distributing within the government, making known to large numbers of people with the proper clearance so that the incoming Trump regime would not be able to destroy or suppress it.

We now know enough about both the House and Senate under Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and the Justice Department under Jeff Sessions, as well as the FBI under the ethically and likely legally defective James Comey that none of them can be trusted to investigate the clear violations of law by the Trump Campaign and, now, the Trump regime.  There must be a full, independent prosecutor with no bias in favor of either the Trump regime or the Republicans or the FBI which disgraced itself, clearly siding with the Trump campaign.  I wouldn't be surprised if coordination between the FBI and the Trump campaign happened, given what we already know.

I said a while back that the absurdly truncated definition of what constitutes treason under the Constitution had to be expanded to cover the massive betrayal of democracy and The People of the United States in regard to the Putin regime's successful attempt to throw a presidential election to its puppet,  Trump.  I think amending the Constitution will take too long and at the earliest possible time a Democratic congress and president, if we ever have another, must create a new category of crime which would hold at least the level of seriousness of the current definition of treason.  What we're seeing here is worse than mere treason, it is the coordinated effort of people holding office, such as Sessions and certainly others, to coordinate their efforts with those of a foreign dictator with massive power and resources who pose at least the same danger to the United States as any it has faced.  I don't know what you would call that crime but it is treason on speed and steroids all at the same time.

The Republican Party, from the most obvious fascist to the phony moderates like Collins have proven to be exactly what Republicans used to so absurdly claim the old Communist Party was, the most dangerously subversive entity in American life.  Well, that is if you don't count such entities as the oil industry, which runs the State Department under another of Putin's cronies, confirmed by the Republican Senate.  With what we learned about the just confirmed Secretary of Commerce, who arranged for Donald Trump to profit mightily by helping a Putin ally launder and hide assets, we are looking at the most blatantly corrupt government in the history of the United States - a supremely corrupt Republican government.  And that doesn't even begin to get back to the fact that it is also a product of the media, TV, radio and Hollywood.

The United States is through if the prosecution of these people doesn't start within days.   If that doesn't happen, if Trump and anyone else in his administration who are part of this sell-off of the country to Putin aren't both removed from office and punished, a combination of oil and other oligarchs here and in Russia have taken over and destroyed democracy here as Putin and his fellow kleptocrats, leftovers from the Communist aristocracy stamped on its head just as it was being born there.  I am not shocked that it was largely a combination of them with the neo-Confederates - hardly all from the South - in the Republican Party who did it, treason against egalitarian democracy is their tradition.

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