BREAKING: Sessions In LIVE TESTIMONY — I Can Only Respond ‘As The Lord Enables Me To Do So’

The much-anticipated Jeff Sessions hearing started with blah blah blah statements such as:

“Such [Russian interference] can never be tolerated, and I encourage every effort to get to the bottom of any such allegations.” 

They’re not allegations. They have been proven. Idiot.

But then he dropped an un-freaking-believable statement. In his opening remarks.

“I’m here today to address several issues that have been specifically raised before this committee, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to questions as fully as the Lord enables me to do so.”

So as we expected, he basically cited Executive Privilege, though he has not (so far) in his testimony, specifically used those words.

“But as I advise you, Mr. Chairman, in consistence with long-standing Dept. of Justice practice, I can not and will not violate my duty to protect the confidential communications I have with the president.” 

UPDATE: He specifically said “I am not claiming executive privilege” because only the president can do that. He clarified that there are “privileges of communication within the Department of Justice” that allow have “full and robust debate.” Right.

You can live-stream this insanity here or here on Facebook Live. I’ll update this article with a video when it becomes available.

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Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.