Democrat Senator Al Franken made the mistake of badgering Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Russia. He kept asking questions without giving Sessions a chance to respond. Sessions lost patience with him.
FOX News reports:
Sessions clashes with Franken over Russia claim: ‘Give me a break’
In one of several testy exchanges Sessions had with Democratic senators during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Franken, D-Minn., grilled the attorney general and suggested his explanations have changed.
“The goal post has been moved. First it was ‘I did not have communications with Russians’ – which was not true. Then it was ‘I never met with Russians to discuss any political campaign’ – which may or may not be true. Now it is ‘I did not discuss interference in the campaign’ which further narrows your initial blanket denial about meeting with the Russians,” Franken said.
A visibly frustrated Sessions responded that, “Without hesitation, I conducted no improper discussions with Russians at any time regarding a campaign or any other item facing this country.”
Franken attempted to begin a second round of questioning before Sessions could respond in full to the first, but Sessions fired back.
“Mr. Chairman, I do not have to sit in here and listen to his charges without having a chance to respond. Give me a break,” Sessions said, noting that Franken’s “lead in” to his questioning was “very, very troubling,” and that he needed more time to respond.
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This is all just political theater designed to make Democrats feel better about losing.