So, news broke that Jeff Sessions, while still a Senator, met with a Russian ambassador. This was during the campaign, which Sessions was heavily involved with as he was helping push Donald Trump to victory.
I’ve gotten no less than ten “breaking news” updates on my phone and even more via email, with almost every outlet treating this as though it is definitive proof that the entire Trump Administration is about to collapse, and every reporter covering the story is treating it as though this will finally be the story that will bring Trump down. Maybe they think they’ve finally uncovered the Great Russian Hacking Mystery. Maybe they’re just bored on a Wednesday night and want to watch social media burn.
Given the state of the media in the last month, I cannot help but be skeptical. You should be skeptical, too.
Yes, there were meetings. One in person, one on the phone, at least one of which was in his capacity as a Senator on a committee tasked with this kind of thing. No, that doesn’t mean they talked about the campaign.
I’m sorry. I don’t see the scandal here. Yeah, Sessions wasn’t completely .. forthcoming, but if we fired politicians for failing to disclose all the facts that may or may not be relevant to an issue, then we would be without politicians.
Before you say “That’s not a bad thing, Joe!”, I am aware, but let’s be real here. If this were only about the fact that he didn’t disclose all the information, I’d be down with the cause here. But you know it’s not that, and I know it’s not that.
The Democrats are hanging on to this “RUSSIA HACKED THE CAMPAIGN AND TRUMP IS A RUSSIAN PLANT AND HE IS BAD FOR AMERICA” thing because they cannot accept just how badly they screwed 2016 up. Or how much they’ve been screwing up since they swept in 2008. This Sessions thing isn’t really about national security. It’s about that big Russian scapegoat they’ve been trying to prop up since Hillary lost.