So why is it suddenly coming up tonight so hysterically? (Hint: somebody wants Sessions out right now so that it will be easier to fire Mueller).
But apparently none of the newscasters tonight remember the reason WHY Sessions recused himself in the first place. They’re shocked. (They also have no idea that Scaramucci today came off like a crackpot. They thought he was great!)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday recused himself from any investigations into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, bowing to mounting bipartisan pressure for him to do so given his contacts with Moscow’s U.S. envoy during the campaign.
Sessions said he made his decision after consulting with officials at the Justice Department, who recommended he should no longer participate in the probe.
“I have now decided to recuse myself of any existing or future investigations of any matter relating in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,” he said during a hastily arranged news conference at the department’s headquarters in Washington.
Sessions denied he intentionally misled senators when he told them at his confirmation hearings that he did not communicate with Russian officials during the campaign.
He also said he did not “recall any specific political discussions” with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Sessions’ decision is an attempt to put the controversy to rest, but it’s unlikely to quiet scrutiny of Trump associates’ alleged ties to Russia, which have become a near-constant distraction for the administration.
The story had just come out in early March that this Russian foreign minister had been recorded as referring to these conversations about campaign-related matters. So why is everyone suddenly so surprised tonight about this old story?
They’re obviously being played. And someone is trying to come up with a sudden excuse to get rid of Sessions – by repeating the news.