Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told associates he wants to put the entire National Security Council staff through a lie detector test to root out leakers. It’s unclear whether this will ever happen, but Sessions floated the idea to multiple people, as recently as last month.
Sessions’ idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there’s more than 100 of them), and ask them, individually, what they know about the leaks of transcripts of the president’s phone calls with foreign leaders. Sessions suspects those leaks came from within the NSC, and thinks that a polygraph test — at the very least — would scare them out of leaking again.
Sessions has told associates he likes the idea of targeting the foreign leader phone calls because there’s a small enough universe of people who would have had access to these transcripts. Also, the idea that the President of the United States can’t have private conversations with foreign leaders was a bridge too far, even for Democrats.
Ian Prior, a spokesman for Sessions, declined comment when presented with the details of this report.
Hilarious: Generalissimo Donaldo Juan Trumpo has set his monkey’s paw to task waaaaaay too late. Mueller’s got what he needs, and the IRS will feed him the rest.
Just a matter of time now…
May Crom protect and bless Sen. Franken.
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 , may we refresh your memory?
We don’t know about you, but we fully expect the United States Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, once he has been fully sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, to immediately start stalling, obfuscating and –where necessary– lying his ass off.
Sessions made it clear in yesterday’s cabinet meeting, where one by one each cabinet head proceeded to give OMP a lavish rim job (“It’s an honor to be able to serve you,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions) , that he was looking to get back into OMP‘s favor.
As one of the original neo-Confederates, Sessions has shown himself more than willing to lick OMP‘s shoes in public. Hourly, if need be. Which means he would fire Mueller in an instant should OMP ever mutter his New York version of will no one rid me of this troublesome special counsel? – “Get ’em outta heah!”
If the Senate Intelligence Committee is serious their very first question to Sessions should be: “Yes or no, please: at any time in your relationship with OMP did he demand your loyalty and how did you respond?” That would be a good question.
Sessions has absolutely nothing to gain by being truthful with the committee. Indeed should Sessions admit to more “undisclosed” meetings with Russia’s US Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, it is quite likely he would be out of work and, possibly, facing federal charges. We can tell you without fear of error that an average federal government employee who had made similar omissions during the hiring process would have been summarily dismissed from government service, with prejudice, and, depending upon the severity of the omission, immediately prosecuted.
Stalling, obfuscating and lying, that’s what we’ll see from Sessions today.
Once Upon a Time there was a very self-righteous man:
In a surprising reversal, the self-righteous man then sought out immunity:
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday backed a decision by his former national security adviser to seek immunity in congressional investigations of possible ties between his election campaign and Russia, but there was no immediate sign a request would be granted.
Retired General Michael Flynn, who resigned only 24 days after becoming national security adviser, wants protection against “unfair prosecution” if he testifies before the intelligence committees of the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, his lawyer, Robert Kelner, said on Thursday.
Testimony from Flynn could help shed light on the conversations he had last year with Sergei Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United States, while national security adviser for Trump’s presidential campaign.
U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives intelligence committee, said it was too soon to consider immunity requests.
And, finally, that same self-righteous man has refused to testify before Congress , staking out his claim to the 5th Admendment:
Hmmm – puts me in mind of something.
“What a piece of work is a Flynn! … And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of trash?”
Say…isn’t that Monica’s old desk?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the latest iteration in a longish line of White House talking stooges, is said to be fast finding favor with our Pussy Grabber in Chief.
A Little Rock Central High School alumni, as well as an undistinguished graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (where her father, Mike “The End Times Cain’t Come Soon Enough” Huckabee, earned a magna cum laude in his chosen field of study, Religion ), Huckabee used her family connections to start her political career in Arkansas. Eventually she worked for her father’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Now she’s in the White House.
Just down the hall from noted serial molester of women, OMP.
One wonders, given our Pussy Grabber in Chief’s infamous predilections, whether he will find his own Monica knock-off too irresistible, or will he –at the very last second– remember what happened to the last Oval Office occupant who went down that path?
Bet it’s a near thing either way.