TOM COTTON: TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION A ‘RIDICULOUS SPY FICTION’, BUT LEAKS ARE THE ‘REAL CRIME’

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  • Sen. Tom Cotton: Have you ever heard of a plotline 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?

 

In his opening statement today, AG Jeff Sessions addressed the Senate Intelligence committee saying any claims that he colluded with Russia in campaign is an “appalling and detestable lie.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) mocks the collusion hoax as a ridiculous spy fiction:

Have you ever, in any of these fantastical situations, heard of a plotline 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?

 

 

Below is the conversation:

COTTON: Do you like spy fiction? John le Carre? Daniel Silva? Jason Matthews?

SESSIONS: Yeah, and Alan Furst. David Ignatius, just finished Ignatius’ book.

COTTON: Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?

SESSIONS: Yes. I do.

COTTON: Have you ever, in any of these fantastical situations, heard of a plotline 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?

SESSIONS: Thank you for saying that, Senator Cotton. It’s just like through the loking glass. I mean, what is this? I explained how, in good faith, I had said, ‘I had not met with the Russians,’ because [Democrats were] suggesting that I as a surrogate had been meeting continuously with Russians. I said I didn’t meet with them. And now, the next thing you know, I’m accused of some reception, plotting some sort of influence campaign for the American election. It’s just beyond my capability to understand.

Cotton switches the conversation by talking about real crimes that have happened – the leaking:

Senator Cotton: “Let’s turn to the potential crimes that we know have happened–leaks of certain information. Here’s a short list of what I have–

The contents of alleged transcripts of conversations between Mr. Flynn and Mr. Kislyak.

The contents of President Trump’s phone calls of Australian and Mexican leaders.

The contents of Mr. Trump’s meetings with the Russian Foreign Minister and Ambassador.”

Senator Cotton went on to name more leaks then asked AG Sessions if the leaks are a threat to U.S. national security and if the Department of Justice will be investigating and prosecuting them to the fullest extent of the law.

Sessions responded by saying one person ( Reality Winner ) has already been arrested and denied bail in Georgia for leaking classified information to the press. Sessions also called the leaks ‘extraordinarily damaging to national security.

 

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