If you only have time (or the desire) to watch one Senator “question” Attorney General Sessions in today’s hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, may I suggest watching Senator Cotton.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) comically mocked the allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions colluded with the Russians during a campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington during a campaign event last April. . . . “Do you like spy fiction? Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?” Cotton continued before slamming the probe.
“Have you ever, ever in any of these fantastical situations heard of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?” he asked, prompting Sessions to laugh for the first time during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.More seriously, Senator Cotton pointed out one of the many lies of the Democrats in this matter that may be overlooked:
"For the record, as stated earlier, the Republican platform was weakened on the point of arms for Ukraine. That’s incorrect,” the Arkansas senator said. “It was actually strengthened. I would add it was the Democratic president who refused requests to supply arms to Ukraine.”As Byron York detailed:
The wildest expression of the theory came, as it often does, from MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who told viewers on March 8 that "something weird" happened to the GOP platform on "that Ukraine and Russia thing" when the Trump team "jumped right up on that and they insisted that that plank only, that one, had to be taken out, that language could not stand." . . .As the Daily Caller adds on the Obama Administration:
As it turns out, a look at the original draft of the platform — which has never been released publicly — shows that it always had tough language on Russian aggression in Ukraine. And not only did that language stay in the final platform — nothing was taken out — it was actually strengthened, not weakened, as a result of events at the convention.
Cotton’s claim that former President Barack Obama prevented lethal arms aid to Ukraine is also accurate. The Obama administration avoided sending offensive weapons to Ukraine out of fear that they would escalate the conflict, despite bipartisan support for such a measure.Senator Cotton, through pointing out both absurdity and facts, proved once again Democrats are not interested in the truth but in playing the worst form of politics.