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Under Oath

May Crom 1 protect and bless Sen. Franken. 2

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said on Sunday that Donald Trump Jr. and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort should testify under oath.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Franken was asked whether it was good enough for the two to testify behind closed doors and not under oath.

“No, that’s not good enough,” Franken said. “It should be under oath.”

Franken said he would like to ask questions about whether they had any other meetings with the Russians.

And if you’re asking why Donnie Jr & Manafort need to provide public sworn testimony 3, may we refresh your memory?

Under Oath

Show 3 footnotes

  1. What can we say: Sometimes evoking Thor is simply not emphatic enough.
  2. Valor pleases you, Crom… so grant Sen. Franken’s request. Grant America the truth! And if you do not listen, then to HELL with you!
  3. It is a crime to lie to Congress, whether under oath or not. However I doubt that bothers either Donnie Jr or Manafort – who’s going to call them on it – the members of the panel? It’s not like the minutes will be made public.

The Problem is the Russians

Every president that I’ve had a chance to work with started their administration with some form of a reset. Whether it’s George H.W. Bush and not wanting to be triumphalist over the fall of the Soviet Union. We had Bill Clinton and the Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission. We had Barack Obama doing the famous reset. George Bush, you remember, looked into [Putin’s] eyes in Slovenia. So, it’s no surprise that [the Manchurian President-elect] wants to start out doing a reset.

The second thing is that every president has done this primarily because they think it was their predecessor that screwed things up. So they think, “Well, I can do a better job. I can handle this. I know these people. I can make this work.” And it turns out that the problem isn’t actually their predecessor. The problem is the Russians.

The Problem is the Russians