Maxine Waters Just Kicked Jeff Sessions ‘Back To The Plantation’
In a blistering Tweet posted Friday, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, telling him to “go back to the plantation” after he said did not recall hearing if members of the Trump campaign were in contact with Russia.
“Sessions doesn’t remember what he said, when he said it, & where he was when he said it. Don’t blame him. Time to go back to the plantation,” Waters wrote on Twitter.
Sessions doesn’t remember what he said, when he said it, & where he was when he said it. Don’t blame him. Time to go back to the plantation.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) November 3, 2017
Her comments come after unsealed court documents were brought to light by The New York Times, revealing that Trump and Sessions were aware of correspondence between members of the campaign and Russian actors, despite saying earlier this year they were unaware of such communications.
According to The Times, the documents show that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos floated the idea of meeting with the Russian ambassador in London, during a meeting in which Trump and Sessions were present.
Sessions told the Judiciary Committee earlier this year that he was unaware of any contact between the Trump campaign and Russians.
Democratic lawmakers have since called for Sessions to return to testify before the Judiciary Committee.
“He now needs to come back before the Committee, in person, under oath, to explain why he cannot seem to provide truthful, complete answers to these important and relevant questions,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said in a statement.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian actors during the campaign.
Special counsel Robert Mueller also brought conspiracy and money laundering charges against Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Richard Gates.