President Trump calls it a “witch hunt,” and claims that while Sessions could have been more clear answering confirmation-hearing questions, this still amounts to nothing but fake news. To the rest of the country, it looks like our recently-confirmed attorney general intentionally lied about communications with Russia. And at the rate Trump team members are being outed for these clandestine meetings, one can only assume that they are working like hell to cover up something rather terrible.
Even Sessions has admitted at least some level of guilt when he recused himself from any investigations related to Russian interference in the United States elections in 2016. But even more damning is what could come for Sessions if it is proven that he did, in fact, lie to Congress during those hearings.
The Huffington Post reports that Sessions was slammed by a George W. Bush White House ethics lawyer, Richard Painter, who pointed out that Sessions’s behavior is “a good way to go to jail.”
Misleading the Senate in sworn testimony about one own contacts with the Russians is a good way to go to jail https://t.co/qH0s6sTMJ9
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) March 2, 2017
There’s no word yet on whether or not any investigation will be opened. We will continue to follow this story and update you as news becomes available.