On Sunday, a CNN panelist expressed his skepticism that embattled Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions will be fully forthcoming in his “revised statement” to Congress on Monday regarding his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 election.
Newsday columnist and political analyst Ellis Henican said there’s “clearly a pattern” among Pres. Donald Trump’s staffers of meeting or speaking with Russian officials then conveniently forgetting about it.
“If there were not something to hide, these people would all be revealing what happened,” said Henican. “And others would be stepping forward, saying, ‘You know what, I also met with the Russian ambassador.”
“This thing clearly stinks,” he said, pointing out that for Sessions to submit a written statement crafted with a lawyer’s help to Congress is a far cry from facing a “grilling” from his Senate colleagues.
“I think he’s still trying to hide things,” Henican concluded.
Sessions recused himself from investigations pertaining to the Trump campaign and Russian attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election after getting caught lying about his meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
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Mayors rush to impose curfews as civil unrest rocks cities from coast-to-coast
Minneapolis was the first to impose curfews designed to prevent protests of police violence after Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on Friday.
On Saturday other cities followed suit, with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan imposing a curfew set to start only 14 minutes after her announcement.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued a curfew for downtown LA.
Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests
President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.
Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.
BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.
Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.
Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report
President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.
Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.
The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.
More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”