Jeff Sessions seems to be sweating cold over his upcoming testimony before Congress. Fearing getting caught in a lie under oath, the conniving Attorney General is now trying to get out of testifying in public.
Over the weekend, Sessions sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee requesting that his testimony is heard in closed session, citing “privacy concerns.” Well, that didn’t work.
As CNN’s Manu Raju reports, the Senate Intelligence Committee was caught off guard by the Attorney General’s last second decision to testify in private.
“SENATORS surprised by Sessions’ offer to testify before Intel; now debating whether to let him do it in private,” she tweeted, including the video below:
SENATORS surprised by Sessions' offer to testify before Intel; now debating whether to let him do it in private. https://t.co/ziWBgTPVLD
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) June 11, 2017
According to the report, Sessions was trying to avoid testifying at the public Appropriations Committee hearing because he knew that he would be asked about Russia.
His scheme might have worked if Democrats had not immediately expressed outrage and accused him of ducking questions about Russia. There is nothing that Attorney General Sessions can’t say at a public hearing. The reality is that Sessions doesn’t want to stand up and face questions in public about his unreported meetings with Russian officials and the firing of James Comey.
The American people deserves to know the truth, so Congress needs to do the right thing for the country and not allow the Attorney General to testify behind closed doors.