During the presidential campaign, Sen. Jeff Sessions was one of Donald Trump’s greatest apologists.
But soon after his confirmation as Attorney General, the road started getting a little rocky.
As the media began piling on the Russia collusion story and Democrats called for investigation, Sessions’ recusal forced a rift between he and Trump after the president regarded it as an act of disloyalty.
And it was then that Sessions — behind closed doors — offered to resign.
But Trump publicly renewed his confidence in Sessions…that is until this week.
Trump offered a bombshell admission to the New York Times that if he’d known Sessions would’ve recused himself, he never would’ve nominated him for AG.
And then, coincidentally, a leak made its way to the headlines that appears to contradict Sessions’ testimony in his Senate confirmation hearings: he may in fact have discussed the Trump campaign with the Russians.
So the obvious question now is this: did Trump coordinate a leak in order to force Sessions’ ouster so he can appoint someone else as AG who will kill the Russia investigation?
We may soon find out.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Coincidences are sometimes an amazing spectacle to behold. President Trump, who’s been bitter ever Jeff Sessions acted ethically, stepping away from the Russia investigation, publicly slammed Sessions in an interview with the New York Times saying he’d never have offered him the role of Attorney General if he knew Sessions would recuse himself.
Coincidentally, just two days later, the Washington Post is reporting this potential bombshell:
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 both 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.
One U.S. official said that Sessions — who testified that he has no recollection of an April encounter — has provided “misleading” statements that are “contradicted by other evidence.” A former official said that the intelligence indicates that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration.
Under normal circumstances, Trump supporters would be apoplectic over this story. They’d scream about illegal leaks, the supposed “deep state” and how saboteurs in the media are working to undermine the Trump administration.