This isn’t a subjective assessment. It’s the result of a recent Quinnipiac poll, taken in the wake of revelations that Sessions lied under oath.
Sessions told the United States Senate that he had not met with any Russian government officials during the 2016 presidential campaign season. Sessions was a top aide to Donald Trump during that time.
In fact, Sessions met at least twice with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, at the same time that the Vladimir Putin’s Russian spies were attacking the United States with the goal of helping Donald Trump win the election.
Sessions told a bald faced lie after he had sworn to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, under penalty of perjury. So now, no one in Congress, and no one in the American public, can believe a word he says.
Sessions tells us all that we shouldn’t worry about him meeting with the representative of an authoritarian government that was attacking the United States in order to benefit his political boss.
At the same time that Jeff Sessions was meeting with Kislyak, Trump national security advisers Michael Flynn and Carter Page, Trump consigliere Jared Kushner, and legal adviser JD Gordon were meeting with the ambassador as well. All of these meetings were covered up by the Trump campaign, which repeatedly lied to the American people, saying that they never took place.
What’s more, yesterday we learned that Donald Trump himself met with Sergey Kislyak in April last year.
On top of all of this, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret meetings with pro-Russian Ukrainians during the 2016 election, arranging for plans for granting Russia new territory to be placed on the desk of the head of Trump’s National Security Council.
Intelligence agencies also report that Trump campaign officials had frequent contact with Russian spies throughout the 2016 campaign, while those same Russian spies were launching attacks against the United States.
To assert that all of these meetings were mere coincidence is absurd.
Making matters worse, Republicans in Congress have been participating in the coverup. Congressional investigations into the links between Trump and Russia are a whitewash. They can’t be taken seriously.
The resignation of Jeff Sessions is only the first of many steps that must be taken to restore trust.
It’s time for the appointment of an independent special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s connections with Russia.
We need to see Donald Trump himself testifying under oath, without the cover of his enabling political aides.
The future of American democracy is at stake. The truth is long overdue.