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Al Franken Breaks Silence With a Bombshell Revelation About Jeff Sessions

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Former Sen. Al Franken broke his silence on Friday, revealing in a Facebook post that he and his former colleague, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), were the two lawmakers who asked the FBI to investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ repeated false statements under oath about his interactions with Russia.

Franken’s post sheds light on the multiple false statements and omissions that Sessions gave during testimony before the Senate about his knowledge of the Trump campaign’s efforts to contact Russian government officials.

The former Senator then reveals that he and Leahy were so concerned with Sessions’ pattern of making false statements that they asked the FBI to look into the attorney general to see if he had perjured himself.

“Nearly one year before Attorney General Sessions fired Andrew McCabe… Mr. McCabe oversaw an investigation into whether Attorney General Sessions… lacked candor when he repeatedly misrepresented his contacts with Russians when testifying before Congress,” he writes. “That investigation was opened after my former colleague, Senator Pat Leahy, and I wrote to the FBI last year and requested that the Bureau examine the attorney general’s false statements.”

Franken then said he felt disturbed by the fact that Sessions decided to fire McCabe even though McCabe had launched an investigation against him.

“That the attorney general would fire the man who was tasked with investigating him raises serious questions about whether retaliation or retribution motivated his decision,” he writes. “It also raises serious questions about his supposed recusal from all matters stemming from the 2016 campaign.”

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Trump Spent Memorial Day Tweeting About Golf, Comparing Himself To Obama And Threatening a Democratic Governor

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President Donald Trump spent most of the Memorial Day on Twitter defending himself from charges that he was golfing as the U.S. neared the horrific 100,000 coronavirus death milestone.

Trump, who frequently attacked then-president Barack Obama for golfing, has spent more than $130 million in taxpayers’ money on golfing trips. And he couldn’t take the heat after the campaign of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden released an ad pointing out his golfing trip as the COVID-19 death toll mounts.

On Sunday, he responded to the ad, comparing himself (favorably, of course) to Obama:

On Monday, Memorial Day, he jumped on Twitter again, this time blaming the “truly deranged” media for supposedly elevating the story. “[Obama] also played moments after the brutal killing by ISIS of a wonderful young man,” Trump said. “Totally inappropriate – and it was me who shattered 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. I was left a MESS!”

Trump also threatened to pull the Republican National Convention from Charlotte, citing North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s “shutdown mood” and noncommitment to saying whether or not a convention for tens of thousands of people in the state’s largest city will be able to take place in August.

Aside from defending his hobbies, Trump’s Memorial Day weekend of tweeting included retweeting several posts by a former congressional candidate with a history of making racist and sexist remarks about black women.

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