After Intelligence Leak On Jeff Sessions, Trump Rages That He Has ‘The ‘Power To Pardon’ Him

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in big trouble after it was revealed that he did talk about the campaign and policy issues important to Moscow with Russia’s Ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to current and former U.S. officials, the Washington Post reported.

Two conversations between Kislyak and Sessions were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies.

Initially, Sessions did not disclose his contacts with Kislyak, then said that the meetings were not about the Trump campaign but apparently they were.

To our so-called president, it’s not about protecting America from a hostile foreign power, but it is about continuing his war against U.S. Intelligence agencies while protecting Sessions, a man who lied about his contacts with Kislyak.

Trump tweeted early this morning, “A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey’s, must stop!”

It’s as if Trump is confirming that the leak is correct. Oh wait, it’s exactly what Trump is saying.

According to a U.S. official, Sessions provided “misleading” statements that are “contradicted by other evidence.” The intelligence appears to indicate that Sessions and Kislyak had “substantive” discussions on matters including Trump’s positions on Russia-related issues and prospects for U.S.-Russia relations in a Trump administration, according to a former official.

Trump then tweeted, “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS”

That tweet is totally not suspicious at all (wink wink).

Sessions testified that he had no recollection of an April encounter and we expect to hear a lot more ‘I don’t remember’ rhetoric when officials in the Trump administration are called in to testify at some point in the future. That came in handy during Watergate, however, people went to prison. Nixon was pardoned by Gerald Ford.

At least 69 officials were indicted for the scandal and 48 were either convicted or pleaded guilty. One of those was a former Attorney General who was a director of Nixon’s 1968 and 1972 election campaigns.

This scandal is far worse than Watergate.

We’re picturing Trump’s lawyers running into the room, sitting on his little hands while screaming, “STOP TWEETING!” Trump’s Twitter timeline is a gold mine for prosecutors and investigators.

You’re a traitor to our country, Mr. Trump, and even though President Pence will likely pardon you, you will be shamed forever by future historians. Americans will shun you and your family members. Life is hard.

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