Attorney General Jeff Sessions is currently being accused by liberals of having three encounters with Russian government officials. Now, let’s put some of these stories to rest. The first ‘encounter’ was after a conference on ‘Global partners in diplomacy’ where Sessions was a keynote speaker. This event was sponsored, not by any shady foreign sources, but by the U.S. State Department, the Heritage Foundation and it was held during the Republican National convention. The ambassadors at this program were invited by the Obama State Department to observe the convention. The ‘meeting’ consisted of a small group of ambassadors, including the Russian ambassador, approaching the Senator after his speech as he left the stage and thanked him for his remarks. This is not a even a ‘meeting’ much less a conspiracy.
From Fox News:
That’s the first “meeting.” And it’s hardly an occasion—much less a venue—in when a conspiracy to “interfere” with the November election could be hatched. Sessions also apparently met with the Russian ambassador in September. But on that occasion, Sessions was acting as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, not as a surrogate for the Trump campaign. That’s why the meeting was held in his Senate office. His DOJ spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores, says they discussed relations between the two countries – not the election. There was nothing unusual about this: Sessions met with more than two dozen ambassadors during 2016, including the Ukrainian ambassador the day before the meeting with the Russian ambassador. There is no reason for Attorney General Sessions to resign. The FBI has forwarded no investigation file regarding Russian campaign shenanigans to his office for review. It also must be pointed out that, liberal wishful-thinking to the contrary, there seems to be no evidence that the Russians actually “interfered” in the election.