Watch Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: Sessions has begun taking questions after reading his opening statement, where he emotionally asserted that he has honorably carried out the duties of the attorney general, and he took umbrage at accusations that he lied in previous testimony. "I have always told the truth!"

Headlines have begun trickling in:

*SESSIONS WON'T SPECIFICALLY RESPOND TO REPORT ON ASSET SALES
*SESSIONS SAYS HAD 'NO RECOLLECTION' OF MEETINGS WITH TRUMP ADVISERS SPEAKING ABOUT RUSSIAN CONTACTS: CMTE HEARING
*SESSIONS SAYS NOW RECALLS MARCH MEETING WITH PAPADOPOULOS WHO MENTIONED RUSSIA CONTACTS: CMTE HEARING
*SESSIONS SAYS ONLY MADE CLEAR TO PAPADOPOULOS HE WASN'T AUTHORIZED TO REPRESENT CAMPAIGN WITH RUSSIAN GOVT: CMTE HEARING
*SESSIONS SAYS 27 OPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO LEAKS OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION
*SESSIONS SAYS DIRECTED SENIOR FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO RECOMMEND IF INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE OPENED ON HILLARY CLINTON: CMTE HEARING

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Last night, the Washington Post reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering whether to appoint another special counsel to investigate the Clintons and other Obama-era officials. This morning, the AG will face questions from Democrats when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. According to Reuters, the questions will likely focus on whether Sessions lied about communications between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The hearing was scheduled as a routine oversight hearing. But given the recent leaks from the Mueller probe and the release of Carter Page's redacted testimony - which both Page and the committee agreed to release to the public - Sessions has been warned to expect a barrage of questions about the Trump camp's ties to Russia or Russian-linked entities.

Sessions has publicly testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee - back in June - and Senate Judiciary Committee - in October - previously this year to answer questions related to the various Congressional inquiries into whether Russia intentionally tried to influence the US election.

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee told Sessions in a letter sent last week to expect questions on Russia, according to Reuters. The letter notes that George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents, spoke with other campaign officials about his attempts to coordinate a meeting with Russian officials.

Sessions told Sen. Al Franken in October that he was "not aware of anyone else" within the campaign who had communications with the Russians. Given the revelations involving Papadopoulos, Page and Manafort that have emerged since, the veracity of Sessions' previous sworn testimony will likely be called into question.

"There will be a lot about his sworn testimony to the Senate," Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., said of today’s hearing.

ABC added that on the topic of political interference in his department's work, Democrats want "assurances" that the Justice Department's leaders aren't being pressured by Trump into "protecting friends and punishing enemies."

Sessions may also be asked about the Justice Department's response to the nation's latest mass shooting. More than 20 people died after a gunman opened fire at a church about 40 miles southeast of San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 5.

The hearing is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern:

Watch it live below:

 

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E.F. Mutton's picture

The Empire Strikes Back

Christ, what a Shit Show

Looney's picture

 

Loudspeaker announcement: “Jack Kevorkian, report to the House Judiciary Committee. Jeff Sessions needs your assistance.”

Looney   ;-)

JimmyJones's picture

Whats the deal with all the sealed indictments Mr. Sessions?  We know they exist, they have been verified.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

The Swamp is deep!  Many critters lurking in the shadows.

CheapBastard's picture

How many No Doze did they feed Sessons to wake him up for this inquisition?

If he had an ounce of brains, he would have been on the offensive from day one.

The guy has no back bone. Even Lorenta Lynch was more aggressive then Sessons.

Giant Meteor's picture

Has anyone checked him yet to see if there is a pulse ?

curbjob's picture

Sessions is like a vampire in sunlight when he's outside the closet.

Ghost of Porky's picture

Sessions: "I have no recollection........ of anything, really. Can I have jello now?"

Bumpo's picture

Since "Special Prosecutors" is extra-constitutional, I just hope that Sessions and the DOJ have been quietly kicking ass on the Swamp, and we find that all those sealed indictments turn into a flood of shock and good news.

auricle's picture

When is Trump going to fire Sessions? 

Paul Kersey's picture

CheapBastard, not a Sessions fan, but you must admit that he is in a fairly untenable position. Sessions was the first Senator come out in support of Trump, which, at the time, was a brave thing to do. He has since been thrown under the bus by The Donald. In fact, at this moment, for many reasons, Trump would love nothing more that to see Sessions back in the Senate.

Sessions is getting little support from either side of the isle. At this hearing, he's starting to look like a Piñata, which is only slightly better than looking like a Panetta.

pods's picture

The Matrix radio already had some "analyst" describe his testimony as being inconsequential cause with Hillary and Uranium One there, and I quote "is no there, there."

Already being swept under the rug and programmed into the coppertop's skulls that this is a nothingburger. Eventhough it is a CLEAR case of quid pro quo.  

So nothing will happen with an ACTUAL illegal act, yet the Russian collusion fantasy will roll on, steamrolling anyone who has worked with a foreign government and belongs to the wrong party or has the wrong set of friends.

It sickens me to see this banana republic stoop to this level.  The whole thing needs to come down. There is no saving this pig.  The government, media, education, all of it is a sham.  And when it comes apart, it will destroy the nation.  

I just hope that when it all collapses, they monetary system goes with it. Cause I'm sick and tired of running to stay ahead of the FED's "stable price" mandate of high inflation massaged into a 2% number.  Fucking sucks knowing the best you can do is give yourself a bit more time before you get sucked into the vortex.

pods

Rex Andrus's picture

Yes, but this little banana republic has nukes and little icbms and enough nanothermite to drain the swamp for good.

chunga's picture

If we knew the truth, even the most cynical among us could fathom how vile and depraved these people are.

Politics is a magnet for the worst people humanity has to offer and DC is the nerve center of evil. 

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

1) 'contact with Russians' is not a crime. Indeed one hopes an incoming admin makes contact with foreign diplomats;

2) Are we still taking 'collusion' seriously? Collusion with what exactly - the release of Hillary's and Podesta's emails some of which the former took steps to delete/destroy while under subpoena but was never indicted for same? 'Confidence' of hand-picked analysts from fbi, cia, nsa is not proof - but failure to directly analyze the DNC server or interview Assange is proof of a sham investigation. A lie repeated often enough.... leads on CNN;

3) The *disproportionate* number of Jewish congress critters (minority leaders on both House and Senate side, Franken, Blumenthal, etc etc) still trying to prove 'collusion' SIMPLY BY ALLEGING ANY TIES TO RUSSIAN COMPANIES is curious. Ditto talking heads and legacy media journalists as well as news website writers... very disproportionate, actually;

4) If RT has to register under FARA - why not AIPAC and JINSA and Bill Kristol and Sheldon The Hutt Adelson?

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/israels-money-machine/

Giant Meteor's picture

'Collusion' is the dog whistle of choice. The real deal would be "corruption" but they shy away from it (both teams) because they are ALL without exception, corrupt. Without said corruption of biblical proportions, there would be no system, as we know it ..

No one is in any hurry to take out the very system, to bite the hand that feeds them all  ..

Footprint's picture

Could Mr. Conyers please talk at a human rate? i took a shower got dressed and had breakfast in the hopes he would be finished.

Somebody please put a new battery on that creep.

takeaction's picture

CONYERS...This is why we need term limits.  Listen to this guy...he is about to die.

You only have 5 minutes you old fuck......geeeeeeesh.

The Dreadnought's picture

Nothing but a Slow...Hot... Wind.

MagicalUnicornFarts's picture

You are saying this is much like flatulation? I agree...about as much will come from this as well

Too bad he wont investigate the McConnell/Soros connection

Skiptomylou_MyDarling's picture

Wut, bait click for the CIA/Washington Post, ZH? No one else is live streaming?

MagicalUnicornFarts's picture

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Gohigher's picture

It is all about the CUI BONO CLICKS. Impressions, views.

The ideocracy demands it, Goog-Face-Tw-snap-CIA delivers it, tailor made just for you.

Lies and sex for the bucks. Disgustingly obvious to many, cocaine level addiction for the truly "too stupid to live".

Thom Paine's picture

He will say and do nothing useful.

He is the swamp.

My dog would be a more legitimate AG.

This is all one massive masturbation.

youngman's picture

This is about as exciting as watching a fish swim in a pond.....

youngman's picture

at least we know he is still alive..I was begining to wonder

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Heap biggum Storm coming, Kemosabe.

The corruption purge, Stateside, is upon us.

E.F. Mutton's picture

The very idea of being interrogated by Kosher Klown Al Fucking Franken...unbelievable.

STP's picture

Al Franken is a broken record, along with the rest of the dimwitted Dems on the Russia Collusion meme.   Worse, is listening to Rep. Conyers take twenty minutes, what anybody else could say in two: mumble, mumble, bumble and stumble seemingly endlessly.  JSTFU, already!   Then smart-ass Karen Bass.  What a piece of work, that POS is, with her stupid questions about 'extremism' being investigated.  GMAFB!

Rex Andrus's picture

Franken shows he is Al Gore's pupil and not one iota more. Guess who called Franken on 9/10 and told him not to go to work @WTC on 9/11.

Killuminati's picture

They should ask if John Podesta found his pizza related map on his hankerchief

Just Another Vietnam Vet's picture

In outer space and beyond belief again..........

Congress questioning Sessions is another waste of taxpayer time and money

and nothing but grandstanding and biased politics by individual Congressmen. !!!!!!!!! 

 

At least some thoughts by a few.... RE : the prior DIM admin actions. 

They should all be pounding the table for investigating the DIMS !!!!!

 

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Nig nog Conyers just called Sessions a liar.

That ain’t gonna sit well.

E.F. Mutton's picture

He's a good House Boy, always does what he's told by Massa Hill'ry's Plantation

STP's picture

It took him nearly half an hour to get it out of his marble filled mouth.  His mushed oatmeal brain, took another ten minutes to formulate it, beforehand.

syzygysus's picture

Maybe he'll flip out this time and give them the finger.

steelrules's picture

Give up the Russia narrative unless you're actually going to look at Podesta Muller and Hillary. 

doc333's picture

conyers - like listening to a Sloth talk about the joy of paint drying

shovelhead's picture

You must have been reading my mind.

Burst out laughing when he says Sessions wants to appoint a special council to service Trump's "political needs".

Yup, don't look at Hillary...she's invisible.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Personally, we, & the entire World / Human Race for that matter is at or very fast approaching a pinnacle or explosive situation of some sort.

The more I see, the less I think that things will correct themselves. At this point I think that some form of upheaval is more likely than not. My goal through this is to keep the family safe and see where things come down.

Because what I think we are seeing is a Tyrannical Lawless Criminal corrupt Corp. UNITED STATES / state in it's death throws. The overwhelming debt, the debased currency, the political corruption to the point of Open Criminality, the loss of a free press, and the stupidification of the general populace is just too much for the system to bear.

Eventually reality needs to prevail... doesn't it?

Outside of a Sampson Option moment, mankind will continue.

Wherther God or Mankind for those Atheists out there are willing to defeat the out right Pure Evil Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate still begs to question.

shovelhead's picture

I did my part.

I threw my Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes entry in the trash.

Gohigher's picture

DRTL awaits, then some form of rebirth.

It is not like dying empires follow unique patterns. Rally roun' da' Family.

Rex Andrus's picture

Conyers didn't write this smear. He can barely read it.

corporatewhore's picture

When has Mr. Conyers stopped believing that Guam will tip over?

 

I don't care if he ever made that statement or conclusion, just answer the question.

NoWayJose's picture

Sessions was an advisor - he was a full time Senator. He was not at Trump campaign HQ full time to monitor everything going on. And he certainly was not privvy to every meeting or email.

And we can confirm this simply by his actions as AG - where he has no idea what he or his subordinates are doing at the Justice Department!

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Oh yeah!

Conyers DEFINITELY KNOWS an enormous shitstormis coming.
No doubt.

Tie your nooses, fellas.

Time to decorate trees.

Reaper's picture

Sessions is a Swamp Guardian.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Reaper,

I fully expect Sessions to do everything he can to cover up for this cunt.

Of course, he’s a Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath CIA “Company Man.”

Realize this this Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Alphabet Agency is involved in virtually every capacity of business along with their Criminal Front Telecommunication Companies.

That’s exactly, what needs to be comprehended into the human consciousness.

Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Hillary Clinton & her co horts are only a symptom to the host.

The host being the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA.

What about the Pure Evil War Criminal Crime of Torute under Bush / Cheany his Handler?

What part of

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

Doesn’t everyone understand?

It’s a Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath False Right / Left Paradigm of

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

At the highest Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopathic Compartmentalized Levels of Global Corporate .Government around the World.
“The Big Club” has been exposed.

youngman's picture

I would love to have seen the Democrat talking points memo that went out this AM for this meeting....

RumpleShitzkin's picture

I think Conyers just read them into the record.