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.”

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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 is a fifth-generation Texan, a proponent of voluntary simplicity, a single mom, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she has spent most of her career actively working with “the least of these" -- disadvantaged and oppressed populations, the elderly, people living in poverty, at-risk youth, and unemployed people. She is a Certified Workforce Expert with the National Workforce Institute, a NAWDP Certified Workforce Development Professional, and a certified instructor for Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. She also has a grossly neglected personal blog, a  Time Travel blog, a site dedicated to encouraging people to  read classic literature 15 minutes a day, and a literary quotes blog that is a labor of love. Find her somewhere and join the discussion. Click here to buy Tiff a mojito.

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