Another day, another opportunity to perjure your damn self.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is speaking before the House Judiciary Committee again Tuesday about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Sessions—the man Coretta Scott King warned us was too racist to be a federal judge, let alone attorney general—will have a little help from his Republican friends this time.
On Monday night, the Department of Justice released a letter telling committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, that federal prosecutors will decide whether to appoint another special prosecutor to investigate certain issues of particular interest to House Republicans, including Russian ties to the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was secretary of state.
Yes, her emails. Again.
As NPR notes, many of the Republicans sitting on the House Judiciary Committee are “die-hard [Donald] Trump supporters” who have raised the possibility of firing special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who’s been investigating Russian interference with the Trump campaign.
Meanwhile, the Democrats on the committee will surely have questions about the DOJ’s letter—especially since earlier this year, Sessions said that he would recuse himself from any investigation involving Hillary Clinton or the Clinton Foundation.
The Democrats, meanwhile, promised to continue hammering Sessions on what he knew about Russian contact with the Trump campaign, especially in light of Mueller’s indictments and Sessions’ latest round of testimony (he last spoke in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in October). ABC News reports that Democrats will ask Sessions about campaign adviser George Papadopoulos’ guilty plea of lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians, since it appears to contradict Sessions’ earlier testimony.
There will also be follow-up questions related to his October session in front of the Senate, during which Sessions got flustered facing off against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.). As Franken noted at the time, every time the Ku Klux Keebler elf has spoken in front of Congress, he’s moved the goal posts concerning what contact he had with the Russians and the nature of that contact.