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‘Morning Joe’ Issues A Warning Jeff Sessions Can’t Ignore

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‘Morning Joe’ Issues A Warning Jeff Sessions Can’t Ignore


Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

For the Morning Joe team, the only thing more bizarre than Jeff Sessions’ press conference Thursday recusing himself from an ongoing White House investigation was its timing.

“You think we’re going to be talking all this week about the president’s [first] speech [to Congress], then yesterday morning I got the sense we’re going to be spending the next few days talking about an administration stonewalling and not getting it,” co-host Joe Scarborough remarked.

“Now, of course, Jeff Sessions moves out pretty quickly and follows the advice a lot of us had around the set, which is, get out there, recuse yourself, try to get that part of the story behind us,” he continued. “But as we’re saying, still a lot of unanswered questions.”

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) had told MSNBC’s Morning Joe the day prior that recusal was the least Sessions could do after a Washington Post report revealed Sessions’ repeated contacts with Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. Sessions, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had previously denied communications with the Russian government during his confirmation hearing.

Since Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have all called for Sessions to resign.

“For me, they’re just still too many tough questions about how you don’t answer that question with a simple ‘yes I have’ [had contact with Russian officials]. That’s what I just don’t get… and I haven’t heard anything to really explain that,” Scarborough hammered.

“I totally agree,” said MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann. “If I had been advising [Sessions] as his attorney… I would have advised not to give that performance at all, given that perjury is still a question for him and he raised a lot of questions with this performance yesterday.”


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.



  1. FireBaron March 5, 2017

    So, just how many of these guys have lied under oath to congress? That is a felony, and some of these mooks have deserved prison for decades!

    1. itsfun March 5, 2017

      none have lied under oath. If anyone should be in prison it is Hillary for treason by allowing top secret and secret documents to be hacked from her personal server.

      1. Budjob March 5, 2017

        And,if,stupidity was a capital offense,Trump would be on death row!

        1. itsfun March 5, 2017

          the power establishment people in DC just can’t handle the fact that Trump will expose them for their crimes and bribes. The Obama administration took police state tactics to a new high in America and they should be on death row.

      2. Aaron_of_Portsmouth March 5, 2017

        You just go right ahead feeding lies to yourself. You and Trump suffer the same ailments and can’t read the writing on the wall.

      3. ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️ March 6, 2017

        There is video footage of Sessions lying under oath. Your second sentence is, of course, a dumb un-American lie that has nothing whatsoever to do with Session’s manifest perjury.

        I hope that helps!

  2. DougH2 March 5, 2017

    It has been said about Trump: “Nixon lied about important things but Trump lies about anything.”

    I think Trump’s subordinates have followed his lead. And since they got a pass from the press during most of the election, lying has become common place. It was just a matter of time before it caught up with them.

    And Trump won’t be far behind.

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  3. itsfun March 5, 2017

    Sessions was a damn fool to recluse his self. He has done nothing wrong and is just a victim of the obstruction from the left.

    1. ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️ March 6, 2017

      Yes who cares about the law? Not conservatives!

  4. itsfun March 5, 2017

    Al Franken the king of tax evaders, Nancy the queen of botox. Schumer the king of obstruction. White House tapped phones of a reporter (James Rosen) and even his parents.

    1. ⭐️ I Am Helpy ⭐️ March 6, 2017

      Sure sounds like you’re just throwing a whole pile of nasty personal attacks out there in a desperate attempt to deflect attention away from Trump’s treason. Can’t imagine why you think it will work, but to be fair you are ENORMOUSLY stupid.


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