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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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Wisconsin Dairy Farmer Dumps 56,000 Pounds Of Milk Because ‘No One’s Buying It’

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The coronavirus pandemic has dried up the marketplace for dairy products as restaurants, schools and businesses in food service have been closed. Now, dairy farmers are flushing away milk because no one is buying.

Mark Mueller, a Wisconsin dairy farmer said he dumped 56,000 pounds of milk on Friday, blaming restaurant closures because there was no place for him to haul his product.

The milk harvested from the nearly 1,000 cows will rot, Mueller told WFRV.

Mueller said he’s worried the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing dairy farmers from getting their milk to the market.

“It’s really depressing,” said Mueller. “It’s like all your hard work just running down the drain.”

Another farmer, Farmer Ryan Elbe, said his dairy farm is dumping about 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) a day.

“We thought this would never happen,” Elbe said. “Everybody’s rushing to the grocery store to get food, and we have food that’s literally being dumped down the drain.”

CBS12 reported that Elbe’s cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America, has agreed to pay them for milk that’s being dumped.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

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