Jeff Sessions may be a slow-talker, but his latest congressional testimony shows he can turn on a dime:
From: “I didn’t remember” Papadopoulos’ Russia proposal at a meeting with Trump’s foreign policy team that Sessions chaired on March 31, 2016…
To: “I pushed back hard against it” after others recalled the plan.
And Mike Pence returns to the Timeline, explaining that when he laughed off the pre-election suggestion that the Trump campaign was in contact with WikiLeaks, he didn’t know what he was talking about.
It seems that every time someone asked any member of the Trump team about campaign contacts with Russia, the response was the same: lie and say that no such contacts occurred.
One-by-one, they’ve been caught with their “memories down.” According to The Washington Post, the claim of “zero” contacts was wrong. The correct number — so far — is 31, including 19 meetings — and counting.
We update our Trump-Russia Timeline regularly. More are coming this week.
Here’s a list of what we added with our Nov. 16 update:
- June 30, 2016: Page and Papadopoulos Attend Group Dinner With Sessions
- Sept. 8, 2016: Sessions Meets Russian Ambassador in His Senate Office
- Nov. 13, 2017: Pence Says He Didn’t Know About Don Jr./WikiLeaks Emails
- Nov. 14, 2017: Sessions Says That He Has Not Lied About Trump Campaign Contacts With Russia