Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the Senate Judiciary Hearing on October 18. He faced a barrage of questions from various senators; however, some of the toughest questions came from Senator Al Franken (D-MN).
Franken addressed the issue of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Franken said to prevent another attack, it’s imperative they understand what happened. That’s when Franken took a trip down memory lane when he asked Sessions back during his confirmation hearing what Sessions would do if there was any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Back then, Sessions answered, “I’ve been called a surrogate a time or two in that campaign, and I didn’t have communications with the Russians.”
Franken then brought up the fact in March the Washington Post published a story that revealed Sessions had met with Sergey Kislyak three times. Sessions changed his story saying “I have not met with any Russians at any time to discuss any political campaign.”
During the summer, the Washington Post again revealed the Russian ambassador had communicated with the Russian government in which the ambassador described the conversations he had with Sessions. Those intercepts revealed there were policy discussions.
Needless to say, Sessions has consistently changed his story. Franken proved that easily with the timeline of revelations.
Sessions looked beyond peeved. The little elf looked unhappy, and his ears were turning red. He immediately started denying any improper discussions with the Russians “at any time” regarding the campaign. Then, Sessions became indignant.
‘You had a long time, Senator Franken. I’d like to respond.’
Franken then stated he wanted to ask Sessions some more questions. That’s when Sessions blew his top off and complained to the chairman. He started stuttering:
‘No, Mr. Chairman, I don’t have to sit in here and listen… without having a chance to respond.’
That’s when Sessions hilariously said:
‘Give me a break.’
No, Attorney Elf General Sessions. That’s not how it works. When you appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, you are testifying to their questions. They don’t just give you a break.
You can watch the exchange below.