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Who has the real candor deficit?

Apparently Sessions’s memory issues about Russian contacts in his Congressional testimony merited a criminal probe authorized by McCabe nearly a year ago.

Supposedly Sessions did not know of the inquiry, but we’re learning a lot about the internecine struggles within the FBI (see the NYC office and the Steele Dossier).

We also know that attempts to politicize the agency have now created more problems for those attempting it, and it does go to the peculiar nastiness 45* has exhibited toward McCabe.

But only in criminal organizations is there retribution, right? Because Constitution?

Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a “lack of candor,” McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

Democratic lawmakers have repeatedly accused Sessions of misleading them in congressional testimony and called on federal authorities to investigate, but McCabe’s previously-unreported decision to actually put the attorney general in the crosshairs of an FBI probe was an exceptional move.

Yet, if Sessions were to apply this same standard to himself, he may not have a job very much longer.

Reuters reported that Sessions may have lied under oath regarding his role in determining whether the Trump campaign should have colluded with the Russian government.

This is the second time Sessions faced allegations that he lied under oath regarding both his conduct as a member of the Trump campaign and his approach to the Russian government.

The new allegations concern Sessions’ November 2017 testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, where he was asked about a proposal by campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the campaign reach out to Russia. Sessions claimed in his testimony that he “pushed back” against Papadopoulos’ proposal at a meeting Sessions chaired as head of the Trump campaign’s foreign policy team.

Yet, according to Reuters, three people who attended this meeting “said Sessions had expressed no objections to Papadopoulos’ idea.” A fourth attendee, for what it is worth, corroborates Sessions’ testimony.

One shouldn’t be put in the situation of marching for someone trying to roll back civil rights law.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Let’s call the crime before the investigation. The Republican way. Pubs never let truth dissprove their accusations. Of course it was politically motivated, abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Another box to tick off for his impeachment.

  2. Exactly who on this bus has the “Candor” issues? Justifying McCabe’s firing on the basis of “lack of candor” is nothing more than abuse of authority and more obstruction of justice, not to mention, cowardly revenge.

  3. It’s just a matter of time. The self-righteous fall harder and further when summoned to speak the truth.
    “If you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”

  4. SESSIONS IS A FILTHY, LYING, TRAITOR ALSO.HE CAN’T BE TRUSTED. HE MUST FACE BEING CHARGED WITH THE HIGHEST CRIME CHARGED AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, AND BE LINED UP WITH THE REST OF THE TREASONOUS BASTARDS.

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