In a righteous act of artistic resistance and rebellion, an image of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume, along with various hashtags, was projected on Department of Justice headquarters as well as the FBI building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.
USA Today reports that Robin Bell took credit for the images and the hashtags—#SESSIONSMUSTGO, #WeNeedToSeeTheMemo and #fireSessions—that showed up on the Pennsylvania Avenue buildings between the White House and the U.S. Capitol.
The memo Bell is referring to is reported to have been written by former FBI Director James Comey and reveals that at a February meeting in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump asked Comey to end the federal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. Shortly after the meeting, Comey documented the details of Trump’s request in a memo, which he later shared with senior FBI officials and close associates. The New York Times reported details of the memo Tuesday.
Bell has also targeted Donald Trump. On Monday night, “Pay bribes here” and “Emoluments welcome” were projected on the Trump International Hotel, just a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Department of Justice.
Bell is a filmmaker and artist who told CNN that he projected on the hotel to draw attention to the accusations that foreign leaders can gain access to the president by paying to stay at the Trump property in the nation’s capital.
Bell said it was the fifth time he had projected a message on the Trump International Hotel, and he had no plans of stopping.