Perhaps it was only fitting that the Senator who would attempt to advance the scary Russia narrative (without pointing fingers at Obama or Clinton of course) during this weeks Senate Judiciary hearings would be Al Franken.
Since failed comedians (ugh) Chelsea Handler and (double ugh) Kathy Griffin have yet to make their own Senate runs (thank God) Franken remains the biggest clown in the Senate (next to Adam Schiff and Chuck Schumer) and continues his attempts to portray himself as a comedian, despite all evidence to the contrary.
With all the accusations of tampering in elections floating around currently, it’s well worth remembering that the only actual cases of election tampering occurring in the last few years are Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s rigging of the Democrat’s primary race in 2016 and Al Franken’s use of illegal convict votes to win his 2008 Senate campaign.
Nevertheless Franken resurrected his sad, tired little bantam rooster act, and this time his intended victim was Attorney General Jess Sessions.
It can (and should) be said that Session’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee was somewhat less than inspiring, but he did engage in some rather feisty tit for tat with Franken who attempted to breath life into the rotting corpse of the Russian conspiracy theory – no not the one about the Russians, Clinton and Obama that can actually be substantiated but rather that totally unproven and unsubstantiated Russia-Trump collusion story that had previously dominated an otherwise do nothing Senate
According to Fox News, Franken was irate about Sessions’ testimony that he (Sessions) did not discuss interference in the 2016 campaign with President Trump.
In regards to that testimony Franken stated that
“The goal post has been moved. First it was ‘I did not have communications with Russians’ – which was not true. Then it was ‘I never met with Russians to discuss any political campaign’ – which may or may not be true. Now it is ‘I did not discuss interference in the campaign’ which further narrows your initial blanket denial about meeting with the Russians,”
To say that these remarks angered Sessions would be a huge understatement, and as Fox News reported “A visibly frustrated Sessions responded that,
“Without hesitation, I conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country.”
As of late it has been impossible to verify rumors that Senate Democrats are preparing to enlist Ronald McDonald as a Senate candidate in 2018 – but then they are reportedly planning on running Kamala Harris as POTUS in 2020 and that’s pretty close to the same thing.