Chuck Schumer is arrogant, overbearing and self-assured. Yesterday the senator from the Great State of New York pronounced to the entire world Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign his post in the Trump Administration as head of the Department of Justice.
"There cannot be even the scintilla of doubt about the impartiality and fairness of the attorney general, the top law enforcement official of the land," Schumer said. "Because the Department of Justice should be above reproach, for the good of the country Attorney General Sessions should resign."
With those words, Schumer didn't just dig himself a hole, he stole a backhoe, dug a really deep hole, drove the backhoe into the hole, wired the backhoe with explosives and blew it up.
Relying on published reports from The Washington Post and The New York Times was an intellectually bankrupt approach given the fact the pages of The New York Times was the cheering section for one of the 20th Century’s most murderous dictators. Few readers today will remember Walter Duranty; the man history has catalogued as the sycophantic apologist for Josef Stalin’s genocide in the Ukraine. He covered Stalin’s show trials of his enemies in the 1930s as if the trials were legitimate and dismissed out-of-hand his many thousands of executions and purges. Duranty was typical of those who look for wickedness in the wrong place and cannot see it at the end of their noses.
Schumer’s beef concerns two meetings then-Senator Jeff Sessions had with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States.
As I noted yesterday, more than 30 Democrat senators met with Russian diplomats and foreign officials from the Middle East. Since then The Daily Caller discovered Visitor Logs showing Ambassador Kislyak visited the White House at least 22 times between 2009 and 2016 during the reign of Teleprompter Jesus.
Also emerging yesterday was a photograph of Kislyak attending President Trump’s address to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
But, last year, Schumer dismissed Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private meeting with the husband of Hillary Clinton, who was under investigation by the FBI.
Lynch had contended that she and Bill Clinton merely discussed grandchildren, golf and social matters.
"She's an honorable person, we know that," Schumer said. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation. So you have two choices to say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying."
What would the good senator say if Attorney General Sessions had met with Vladimir Putin?
Let’s ask him right now.
Wait. A. Minute. That’s not Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III.
That’s a photograph of Chuckles from September 26, 2003. The article from The New York Post reads:
In possibly the greatest show of political power ever to attend the grand opening of a gas station, Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up in Chelsea yesterday with Sen. Chuck Schumer to help inaugurate the first Russian-owned chain of petroleum stops in America.
There was no ribbon-cutting at the opening of the Lukoil station at 10th Avenue and 24th Street, but the diminutive Russian leader shook hands with nervous-looking employees, drank a cup of coffee—spiked with skim milk—and sampled a Krispy Kreme doughnut in the station’s Kwik Farms convenience store.
Schumer said the Russian-drilled petroleum from Lukoil—which bought out Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. in 2000—would be a boon the United States because it could help free America from dependence on oil from the OPEC nations, many of which are hostile Middle Eastern states.
#ChuckSchumer I suppose you were talking about why there is a hole and bagels. #TheFive pic.twitter.com/UPt708FzVd— Eric M Tyson (@ericmtyson) March 2, 2017
Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, refused to discuss spying allegations against the Russian ambassador to the US with CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance, advising the broadcaster to stop spreading lies and fake news.
A CNN crew attended Zakharova’s weekly briefing in Moscow on Thursday, but asked no questions at the session itself about a fresh report by CNN, which said “current and former US intelligence officials have described Kislyak as a top spy and recruiter of spies.”
Shortly after the noon hour yesterday, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R-CA) cautioned reporters to “be careful what you ask for” during a discussion of FBI phone records implying reporters themselves or “other Americans” could become the target of congressional investigations should phone records implicate them.
“…for example, [if] you were on the phone with the Russian ambassador and somehow your phone call got recorded, would you want them turning over that phone call and that transcript to the committee?” Nunes asked.
“But isn't there a difference between a call between a private person?” a reporter who is clearly an intellectual midget countered.
“That's the point here. General Flynn was a private American citizen,” Nunes said. “Look, I'm sure some of you are in contact with the Russian embassy, so be careful what you ask for here because if we start getting transcripts of any of you or any other Americans talking to the press, then we can – do you want us to conduct an investigation on you or other Americans because you were talking to the Russian embassy? I just think we need to be careful.”
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