The Papadopoulos plea deal is particularly bad for Jeffy Sessions because all that lying he did to the Senate. And let’s not forget that all of the Republicans voted for him to be AG including Corker, Flake and McCain.
To be sure, Papadopoulos’s plea perhaps hurts Trump the most. After all, Trump was in the March 31 meeting too, along with Sessions. Trump personally intervened in the White House spin about the June 9, 2016, meeting, pushing the line — and the lie — that it pertained to adoptions rather than obtaining dirt on Clinton.
But unlike Trump, Sessions’s claims about such meetings came in sworn testimony to the Senate. During his confirmation process, Sessions was asked a key question by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.: “If there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?”
“Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities,” Sessions responded. “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I didn’t have — did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”
The question, however, was about Sessions’s knowledge of such communications, and we now know he was in a meeting in which they were discussed.
How long can Republicans look the other way? Forever. They’re the party of people who heard Kitty Genovese screaming and went back to bed. It’s none of their business if a fellow Republican is a lying, racist, colluding with Russia piece of shit.