On Thursday morning, Nancy Pelosi addressed lawmakers regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ communication with a Russian ambassador.
In her speech, she makes demands for Sessions to resign, stating he is unfit to serve as the attorney general and that he violated the trust of the American people.
Sessions had communicated with the Russian official on two occasions as part of his duty for the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Pelosi claims Sessions engaged in the conversations behind the backs of the American people. See her slam against Sessions below — and her response in the following video when put on the hot seat over an incident with Loretta Lynch.
“The fact that the Attorney General, the top cop in our country, lied under oath to the American people is grounds for him to resign.” pic.twitter.com/rPeXMQnO5R
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 2, 2017
When Pelosi was asked about how this incident with Sessions compares to the time Attorney General Loretta Lynch secretly met with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac during the 2016 presidential campaign, she dismissed the Lynch/Clinton meeting as just a “social encounter.”
“There couldn’t be a starker difference,” Pelosi claimed. “Attorney General Lynch had a social encounter — serendipitous, some might say — when the former president of the United States came by to say hello and they discussed their grandchildren.”
“She did not have a major role in the Hillary Clinton campaign. This is a completely different thing. The reason we have been saying that Attorney General Sessions should step aside, and, maybe, should never have been confirmed, is because he was a surrogate.”
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