West Virginia Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin, made a shocking statement in defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota. Manchin argued that there is no way to know if Sessions was discussing campaign strategies or if he was acting in his official capacity and doing the job he was hired to do at the time. Manchin then continues, and says that he has also met with the Russian Ambassador as a part of his job as well. He met him as a group and with a group of other senators. The only was to truly clear the air is for Sessions, an Alabama Republic, to testify on his own behalf.
From Young Conservatives:
Good for Joe Manchin! We already heard from Sen. Ted Cruz, who called it a ‘nothing burger’ but it’s good to hear from a Democrat that this was not an unusual practice. This is getting a little silly. Every Senator meets with ambassadors, there is nothing whatever to suggest that Sessions did anything improper or even unusual. But Democrats want to keep up the drumbeat of the ‘Russian connection’ to continue to wreak chaos on the Trump team. So thanks to Manchin for injecting a little more truth into the story.