The plot thickens…
Following the news of Attorney General Jeff Sessions apparently perjuring himself regarding his communication with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak — also a Trump appointee — in the 2016 campaign season, veteran CBS News anchor Dan Rather wrote on Facebook that the scandal is like a bomb that’s about to go off.
Rather began his post with, “Every once in a while in Washington, the fuse is lit for what seems to be a big scandal. Much more rarely does that fuse lead to an explosion of the magnitude we are seeing with Russia and the new Administration, and frankly the Republicans in Congress. How can anybody say, with all this billowing smoke and sights of actual flames, that there is no need to at least independently investigate whether a fire is burning down the very pillars of our democracy?”
“The pressure is obviously starting to mount as leading Republicans are now calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation,” Rather said and added, “Sessions is but the latest person close to President Trump who seems to be ensnared in a story that is more worthy of Hollywood melodrama than the reality of the governance of our country. Democrats are calling for Sessions to resign, and this story could move very quickly.”
“We are well past the time for any political niceties or benefits of the doubt…,” and he called for an “independent and thorough investigation of Russia’s meddling in our democracy and its ties to the President and his allies.”
His post ended with an ominous warning, “Let’s just make this clear. This is about a foreign and hostile power trying to influence our election while being in contact with close aides to the presidential campaign that the Kremlin wanted to win. Furthermore, there are serious questions about Mr Trump’s longstanding ties to Russian money and influence peddlers. We don’t know where this might go, but it isn’t going away.”
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