After revelations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing, examples of Sessions’ railing against the the act of lying under oath are beginning to circulate social media.
In a January 13, 1999 appearance on CSPAN, Sessions addressed the importance of prosecuting then-President Bill Clinton on allegations that he committed perjury.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 2, 2017
At the time, Clinton was being investigated on allegations that he lied under oath during testimony related to the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
“No one is above the law,” Sessions says in the clip, adding that “The president has gotten himself into this fix.”
In a breaking news story from The Washington Post Wednesday evening, officials with the Department Of Justice said that Sessions had met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at least two times in 2016 during Trump’s presidential campaign, of which Sessions was then a surrogate. The report directly contradicts testimony Sessions gave during his confirmation hearing when Senator Al Franken asked him if he’d had any such communications.
“I’m not aware of any of those activities,” Sessions said. “I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.”
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