aside How Republicans Viewed The Sessions Testimony

Image result for images of jeff sessions at senate intel hearingEvery now and then, I want to do a check on what do those who are supportive of the republican President Donald Trump are thinking on a particular topic. It is never ceases to puzzle me about how two different groups can look at the same situation with completely opposing perspectives. It is like those who did not vote for our president are living on Mars and those who did vote for him are living on Venus.

Personally, my opinion about how the Attorney General Jeff Sessions acted while he testified on 6/13/17 before the US Senate Intel Committee was that he was evasive as he avoided answering uncomfortable questions, and frankly he appeared to be stonewalling.

What I do to get the alternative point of view is by commenting on the more conservative publication, the Wall Street Journal. It is a guarantee that most of its readers look at the same set of facts from a conservative lens.

Related imageHere is a sampling of comments from the 6/13/17 Wall Street Journal report, “5 Things We Learned From the Sessions Hearing,” by Rebecca Ballhaus:

There were 136 comments.
  J Wallace
J Wallace6 hours ago

 AG Session’s performance was truly a tour de force.

His answers made clear how ridiculous, how absurd this investigation is.

The Demos came off looking like the clowns they are!  What fools these Demos be.

Great job, AG Session!

 A decent honorable man surrounded by a sorry bunch of liars hiding behind the senate rules. With the exception of Feinstein, all the democrats came across as pathetic jerks with Widen winning the prize.
 RICHARD KELLEY
RICHARD KELLEY6 hours ago

 Great job, Mr. Attorney General.

Here are the most significant takeaways from the hearing:

1.  The witch hunters needed a tutorial on one-on-one, private conversations with the President.  They were given one.

2.  Being in the same room with a foreign official does not constitute a “meeting”

3.  Witch hunts are expensive, time consuming, and detract from the business of government.  Extreme censure (at the very least) should be directed toward those who use the witch hunt as a political weapon.

4.  Comey was exposed as a manipulative, whiney, indecisive incompetent.

5.  Feinstein was exposed as herself; an obnoxious, ego-centric little demagogue – – – ‘Sessions has no business being Attorney General’, indeed!

 fadel gheit
fadel gheit6 hours ago

 The little man lied again by stonewalling, don’t remember, can’t recall, and confidential communication with POTUS, AKA as the Liar-In-Chief, who has moved the swamp in DC to the West Wing. He made the WH smells again.
 Paul Zmigrosky
Paul Zmigrosky7 hours ago

 I saw Oliver Stone interview Putin. He is clearly laughing at America every hour of every day. Snowflakes in Congress are only focused on politics, not the interests of the nation. Trump certainly hasn’t done everything right. I frankly wish he would quit tweeting but, fixing health care, taxes and infrastructure are where everyone needs to focus. Kooks like maxine watters,al green, and senators from ny calif wash ore are the real enemies to American progress.
 Michael Skubon
Michael Skubon7 hours ago

 Another disgusting reprehensible performance by the morally and ethically and professionally bankrupt Democrats!  Very nice work A G Sessions – congrats!!
  LAWRENCE RUSSO
LAWRENCE RUSSO7 hours ago

 The Democrats showed their butts.  Instead of asking questions which were appropriate to the evidence, they went on a fishing trip to see what could be scraped up.  They also tried to pepper Sessions with rapid fire questions in some attempt to confuse him.  A sorry display of character.
 CAROL GILES
CAROL GILES7 hours ago

 He also confirmed that there were leaks coming from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s closed door testimony with Comey!  That’s what really ticked him off. 

Preston Moore

 Preston Moore7 hours ago

Even big often-repeated lies (e.g. collusion, obstruction) collapse very quickly when confronted directly and forcefully – and truthfully.

AG Sessions may be diminutive (5’4″ in height), but he slam-dunked several Democrat Senators, especially Wyden, providing an excellent road-map for others to follow.

  PHILIP NICHOLAS
PHILIP NICHOLAS8 hours ago

What we got from the hearing is that Democrats are dumber than dirt . But the interesting thing is Senator Burr doesn’t have a clue and the Democrats are taking him for a ride, and he is too stupid to know it. Any other Senator would have said by now there is nothing  here and went fishing. But they all want their time in the limelight. How Sad.

  Thomas Ilvento
Thomas Ilvento8 hours ago

 Can we stop pretending that the Democrats are orchestrating all of this?  Republicans have the majority in the House and Senate.  Republicans hold a majority on all committees.  A Republican chairs all committees.  

Nothing is happening without Republican say so.  To be sure, Democrats are leading an attack.  But there are reasons for these investigations.  And the Trump administration has not helped itself in the process by its own actions.  AG Sessions, by his omissions in the past, has not helped himself.

 Douglas Sabra
Douglas Sabra9 hours ago

 Tom Cotton said it best. After 6 months of testimony and investigation by this committee not ONE single act of collusion or shred of evidence exists that the Trump campaign and the Russians worked together to influence the election.  We did not need to – we had Hillary!  Knowing this, and realizing they are at the end of their rope, the Dems are now trying other tactics, claiming obstruction of justice, or not being truthful.  None of which amounts to ANYTHING but it keeps them in denial of the fact they LOST and refuse to accept the legitimacy of this President.  As someone once famously said,  “Elections have consequences”.

To the spineless republicans allowing this to happen shame on you.  The Democrats are completely powerless.  Shut these nonsensical hearings down and get on to passing Trumps agenda.  Let them whine and cry like the children they are.

 Portia Lynn
 Portia Lynn9 hours ago
 Rebecca there was only one thing I learned from watching this proceeding and that is there exists a vast effort at character assassination and destruction of members of Congress and of the country’s leaders who have given the greater part of their lives to protect and uphold this democratic way of life. I have one question that I would learn… who is the power behind this enormous effort at destruction and revolution.
 Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald9 hours ago

 Some of the Democrats  came across very poorly, notably Ron Wyden, Kamala Harris but also Mark Warner, who is supposed to be a model of bipartisanship. (As always, Senator Feinstein behaved like an adult.)

The Left likes to compare these issues to Watergate, but yesterday I realized that this has much more in common with McCarthyism. Innuendo after innuendo, “righteous” indignation and mock outrage, but nary a fact.

 Loyde Yates
Loyde Yates14 hours ago

 The main thing we learned is the Dims are continuing to prove they are unfit to hold public office. They know there is no evidence linking the Trump campaign with any Russian collusion (or obstruction). Yet, they continue to use the facade of an investigation in order to destroy the reputations of all those who serve the Administration, with the overall goal of bringing down the President. If anyone deserves to be in jail, it is them. The very least we can do, is make sure they are not reelected in 2018.
 BEN BALIGA
BEN BALIGA16 hours ago

 I felt Sessions was being honest truthful and upfront. While I was pleased to see Sessions testify today, I felt a disgust for the Republican Congressmen and Senators who are going along with this Shenanigan and the fox holes that Democrats are digging. Republicans have been totally side tracked from their agenda. If they do not pick up their game and focus on tax reform, health insurance, foreign tax for US corporations and other important legislation, I expect them to get a real good shellacking at the mid term elections next year. The youth vote on the left will be out in full force, and the Republican base will sit out if things continue as now. It is imperative that Ryan and McConnell bring the focus back to governing. The opportunity to control all 3 levers of government will not come to them for a long time if they continue to behave like unruly kids. 

HARRY WENSEL

 HARRY WENSEL15 hours ago
 @BEN BALIGA The Republicans have three major problems … Ryan, who wouldn’t surprise me if he switched parties and ran as a Democrat, McConnell who is simply disgusting as a Republican as he can not lead and he can not follow … except for when the Dem’s lead, and the third is McCain … John has not accomplished much in 30 years .. don’t bet on him starting now.
 Byron Spain
Byron Spain6 hours ago

 A decent honorable man surrounded by a sorry bunch of liars hiding behind the senate rules. With the exception of Feinstein, all the democrats came across as pathetic jerks with Widen winning the prize.
 RICHARD KELLEY
RICHARD KELLEY6 hours ago

 Great job, Mr. Attorney General.

Here are the most significant takeaways from the hearing:

1.  The witch hunters needed a tutorial on one-on-one, private conversations with the President.  They were given one.

2.  Being in the same room with a foreign official does not constitute a “meeting”

3.  Witch hunts are expensive, time consuming, and detract from the business of government.  Extreme censure (at the very least) should be directed toward those who use the witch hunt as a political weapon.

4.  Comey was exposed as a manipulative, whiney, indecisive incompetent.

5.  Feinstein was exposed as herself; an obnoxious, ego-centric little demagogue – – – ‘Sessions has no business being Attorney General’, indeed!

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 Paul Zmigrosky
Paul Zmigrosky7 hours ago

 I saw Oliver Stone interview Putin. He is clearly laughing at America every hour of every day. Snowflakes in Congress are only focused on politics, not the interests of the nation. Trump certainly hasn’t done everything right. I frankly wish he would quit tweeting but, fixing health care, taxes and infrastructure are where everyone needs to focus. Kooks like maxine watters,al green, and senators from ny calif wash ore are the real enemies to American progress.
 Michael Skubon
Michael Skubon7 hours ago

 Another disgusting reprehensible performance by the morally and ethically and professionally bankrupt Democrats!  Very nice work A G Sessions – congrats!!
 LAWRENCE RUSSO
 LAWRENCE RUSSO7 hours ago
 The Democrats showed their butts.  Instead of asking questions which were appropriate to the evidence, they went on a fishing trip to see what could be scraped up.  They also tried to pepper Sessions with rapid fire questions in some attempt to confuse him.  A sorry display of character.
 CAROL GILES
 CAROL GILES7 hours ago
 He also confirmed that there were leaks coming from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s closed door testimony with Comey!  That’s what really ticked him off. 
 Preston Moore
Preston Moore7 hours ago

 Even big often-repeated lies (e.g. collusion, obstruction) collapse very quickly when confronted directly and forcefully – and truthfully.  

AG Sessions may be diminutive (5’4″ in height), but he slam-dunked several Democrat Senators, especially Wyden, providing an excellent road-map for others to follow.

PHILIP NICHOLAS

 PHILIP NICHOLAS8 hours ago
What we got from the hearing is that Democrats are dumber than dirt . But the interesting thing is Senator Burr doesn’t have a clue and the Democrats are taking him for a ride, and he is too stupid to know it. Any other Senator would have said by now there is nothing  here and went fishing. But they all want their time in the limelight. How Sad.
 @John Elam  Thank You for providing the information it confirms what I have been observing. Tom Cotton should be leading the investigation.
 Thomas Ilvento
 Thomas Ilvento8 hours ago

Can we stop pretending that the Democrats are orchestrating all of this?  Republicans have the majority in the House and Senate.  Republicans hold a majority on all committees.  A Republican chairs all committees.

Nothing is happening without Republican say so.  To do sure, Democrats are leading an attack.  But there are reasons for these investigations.  And the Trump administration has not helped itself in the process by its own actions.  AG Sessions, by his omissions in the past, has not helped himself.

 Douglas Sabra
Douglas Sabra9 hours ago

 Tom Cotton said it best. After 6 months of testimony and investigation by this committee not ONE single act of collusion or shred of evidence exists that the Trump campaign and the Russians worked together to influence the election.  We did not need to – we had Hillary!  Knowing this, and realizing they are at the end of their rope, the Dems are now trying other tactics, claiming obstruction of justice, or not being truthful.  None of which amounts to ANYTHING but it keeps them in denial of the fact they LOST and refuse to accept the legitimacy of this President.  As someone once famously said,  “Elections have consequences”.

To the spineless republicans allowing this to happen shame on you.  The Democrats are completely powerless.  Shut these nonsensical hearings down and get on to passing Trumps agenda.  Let them whine and cry like the children they are.

 Portia Lynn
 Portia Lynn9 hours ago
 Rebecca there was only one thing I learned from watching this proceeding and that is there exists a vast effort at character assassination and destruction of members of Congress and of the country’s leaders who have given the greater part of their lives to protect and uphold this democratic way of life. I have one question that I would learn… who is the power behind this enormous effort at destruction and revolution.
 Anthony Heald
 Anthony Heald10 hours ago
 Some of the Democrats  came across very poorly, notably Ron Wyden, Kamala Harris but also Mark Warner, who is supposed to be a model of bipartisanship. (As always, Senator Feinstein behaved like an adult.)

The Left likes to compare these issues to Watergate, but yesterday I realized that this has much more in common with McCarthyism. Innuendo after innuendo, “righteous” indignation and mock outrage, but nary a fact.

Loyde Yates

Loyde Yates14 hours ago

 The main thing we learned is the Dims are continuing to prove they are unfit to hold public office. They know there is no evidence linking the Trump campaign with any Russian collusion (or obstruction). Yet, they continue to use the facade of an investigation in order to destroy the reputations of all those who serve the Administration, with the overall goal of bringing down the President. If anyone deserves to be in jail, it is them. The very least we can do, is make sure they are not reelected in 2018.

BEN BALIGA

BEN BALIGA16 hours ago

I felt Sessions was being honest truthful and upfront. While I was pleased to see Sessions testify today, I felt a disgust for the Republican Congressmen and Senators who are going along with this Shenanigan and the fox holes that Democrats are digging. Republicans have been totally side tracked from their agenda. If they do not pick up their game and focus on tax reform, health insurance, foreign tax for US corporations and other important legislation, I expect them to get a real good shellacking at the mid term elections next year. The youth vote on the left will be out in full force, and the Republican base will sit out if things continue as now. It is imperative that Ryan and McConnell bring the focus back to governing. The opportunity to control all 3 levers of government will not come to them for a long time if they continue to behave like unruly kids.

 

  Joseph Brady
Joseph Brady16 hours ago

 Sessions dominated in this hearing and hopefully gave Republicans a blueprint for seeing out this faux scandal.

Push back against the Dems. They’re not very tough and will fold quickly if you react forcefully. Witness pathetic whiner Ron Wyden…thought he was going to join Chuck Schumer breaking down in tears.

Turning point in this episode today. Believe Democrats are being put on the back foot and are going to pay dearly for trying to fabricate a scandal through illegal leaks and innuendo.

Joseph Brady

Joseph Brady15 hours ago

 If you think Kamala Harris came off as anything but fully unhinged in that exchange, I can’t help you.

Even for Dems, crazy is not a winning strategy.

Joseph Brady

Joseph Brady15 hours ago

 Sessions wasn’t nervous. He was smart enough to let her hang herself.

And she so eagerly obliged.

Smart old pro vs an unqualified rookie. She never had a chance.

Joseph Breton

 Joseph Breton17 hours ago
 Well, a whole year of this nonsense so far….this ain’t gonna help the Dems win in 2018…THAT’S for sure.

Shiou Loh

Shiou Loh17 hours ago

 One thing we learned in the hearing is Russia collusion is a manufactured outrage to distract President and the Congress from doing their real jobs.
danny freeman
Steve Haynes18 hours ago

 Thank you for a few tidbits of truth.  It’s been lacking for awhile and I’m disappointed WSJ jumped on the Russia collusion bandwagon, lead by Democrats, Hillary, Soros and many other awful people.

Can we now get on to the business of the American people instead of the Democrat side show?  It’s clear that there is no Russian interference, no collusion, no one on the campaign involved – it’s all a big fat nothing.

The only crime here is what the Democrats are doing to our country and trying to take down a president the people voted for.  Democrats lost and cannot understand why.  Perhaps some self reflection would be more appropriate than taking this country down the into the gutter.

18 comments

  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,
    Am I the only one that can’t seem to get over Sessions saying he knew virtually nothing about the hacking the Russians are accused of doing during the campaign? Can this man, the top law enforcement official of this nation actually be so poorly informed about this problem? Is it in any conceivable way that his memory is so poor that he can not remember important issues in which he is alleged to have participated in? If this man is so poorly equipped mentally then is he qualified to hold the position that he holds? Do anyone else have questions about his comment that he has not been informed in any manner about the Russian investigation and his claim to know no more than the average citizen? Perhaps we should consider hiring a 10 year old child to assist him in learning about current affairs in this nation, as it seems that is only slightly above his current level in knowledge!!

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      These comments are from the comment’s section at the bottom of a Wall Street Journal article about Mr. Sessions. What you are reading are typically what you find in the WSJ WHICH IS A MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLET THAN THE NY TIMES. The vast majority of the Wall Street Journal readers are of a conservative nature. And sometimes it is helpful for me to learn how they are reacting to a particular story like how Jeff Sessions did when he testified at the US Senate Intel Committee..

      Today when I commented on another session’s story, I was the only one describing him as obfuscating, deflecting and just plain stonewalling. Also, I was defending the reputation of the FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller III ALL BY MYSELF WHILE THREE CONSERVATIVE VOICES GANGED UP ON ME. I DO HOLD MY OWN.

      The Guardian report would have been the perfect rebuttal.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Mz. Gronda, I am well aware of the fact that Rupert Murdoch owns the WSJ and it will/does reflect his version of conservative ideology. While I have no real respect for Murdoch, I must admit that he has managed to do to this nation what Australia refused to allow him to do! I think his history should be studied by all citizens of this nation as a predictor of what should not be allowed to happen to a political system… 😉

        • Dear Crustyolemothman,

          MEA CULPA! I apologize for getting wrong what you know about WSJ. You know more about this news outlet than I do.

          It is interesting to read what US conservatives’ write because it is like observing folks from a different universe.

          But I am glad that Australians are blessed with better sense than the US conservative republicans. This just reminds me why traveling to Australia is one of the top 5 countries on my bucket list.

          I’m afraid the UK has their fair share of these like minded folks. I know this because I’ve met them.

          Hugs, Gronda

  2. I’m sure most of the Republicans are either blinkered or deluded. Whatever they say about these hearings and those that took part in them there’s no denying that Sessions lied about meetings with the Russians. There’s no denying that ALL the intelligence services say there was Russian interference in the elections. There can be no claiming that the President is acting appropriately given all his tweeting and the childish refusal to meet with the press. Some of the correspondents say this should be over so Trump can get back to the job of Government..Have they not been looking at some of the things done already? A terrible alternative to Obamacare, a lousy budget, giving the go ahead to the Dakota pipeline despite the danger to water supplies ( has nothing been learned from Flint) and opening up mining and oil exploration despite there being a cal for alternative energy. And the biggie, Trump has said he wants to ease the sanctions against Russia.Suspicious with the chance of a big payday from Russia’s oil company.That will be in the billions so he’s not trying to do it for America’s sake.
    Hugs Galore Gronda

    • Dear David Prosser,

      You are talking to the choir.I agree with you 100%.

      Just remember that those folks who think so differently from most of us, are the ones living in the White House. Those republican conservative who are like minded and who are carrying his water are now the majority party in the US Congress.

      And they think that we who have differing opinions are the dummies. But we are the ones living this nightmare which hopefully will end soon.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear CarolMaeWay,

      They do sound like they are quoting from a talking point memorandum. I suspect their news sources are similar to what DDT habitually reads like Infowars, Breibart news and FOX TV.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • CarolMaeWY, If you ever had the opportunity to listen to InfoWars you will realize where much of this radical nonsense is coming from… Please note, I’m not suggesting anyone with any sense of dignity listen to Alex Jones and his InfoWars programing, and if you do, make sure you have your blood pressure meds close by!

    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      Thanks for the Mike Pence reference. He needed a good attorney because eventually, he will be questioned by the FBI as to what he knew about the goings-on by DDT and his surrogates.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Suzanne,

      And there are so earnest. This is how conservative republican supporters of DDT truly feel. They are absolutely convinced that DDT is a victim of a liberal witchhunt.

      How do you think they describe their treatment towards President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton?

      Hugs, Gronda

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