On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal published a report that then-Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) used campaign money to travel to the event where he mingled with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
There’s a few problems with this assertion. Sessions used his campaign account to travel to the Republican National Convention…which is a campaign event for all of those politicians.
How do I logic? Better yet, how do I not grasp at straws?
The media has been a circus since The Washington Post caused a mess by trying to make people believe that Sessions did not answer questions honestly at his confirmation hearing for attorney general.
I easily shot down the Post‘s report by using evidence within the article.
So Sessions has become a hot topic and easy target within the administration this week so why not continue adding more inflammatory accusations of wrong doing?
Shame on you, Wall Street Journal. Now let me use your article to prove you, like the Post, have grabbed at something that doesn’t exist:
Campaign-finance-disclosure records show Mr. Sessions’ re-election campaign account was used for travel expenses in Cleveland at the same time the Republican National Convention was held in July, rather than using official funds that would pay for travel by him or other members of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
On July 16, two days before the convention began, his campaign account made two payments of $1,395 to the Sheraton Cleveland Airport. A week later, the account made two payments to the Westin Hotel in Cleveland totaling $223. All payments were described as for “lodging.”
No payments reimbursing Mr. Sessions appear in Mr. Trump’s campaign account, the records show.
So the senator used his campaign money to travel to the RNC, a campaign event for all politicians who attend, which provides him excellent exposure for his constituents. Let’s face it. That’s why politicians attend, whether they have an election coming up or not. It’s great exposure!
Sessions spoke at the convention about Trump, who won the nomination. He also spoke about Trump at the Heritage Foundation event, which is where he spoke with the ambassador.
But he spoke with Kislyak after the event.
Again, it bothers me that Sessions doesn’t remember what the two spoke about. I don’t know about you, but after an event and I see people, I tend to not talk about the event. Instead, conversations lean toward social topics like family and hobbies.
But it seems that the Wall Street Journal, like the Post, has tried to make something out of nothing. Sessions used campaign money to attend a campaign event. Going with WSJ’s thesis, I find that Sessions did absolutely nothing wrong.
The fact is until Sessions and Kislyak pony up their conversation, we do not know for sure if Trump’s campaign came up.
Maybe the media should concentrate more on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s big government plans at the Department of Justice?DONATE
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