Republican Senator Tom Cotton mocked the allegations from the Democrats and the media that Attorney General Jeff Sessions colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election.
The New York Post reported:
“Mr. Sessions, are you familiar with what spies call trade craft?” Cotton asked, prompting the attorney general to warily reply, “A little bit.”
“That involves things like covert communications and dead drops and brush passes, right? Do you like spy fiction? Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?” Cotton continued before slamming the probe.
“Have you ever, ever in any of these fantastical situations heard of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded at an open setting with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?” he asked, prompting Sessions to laugh for the first time during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.
Tom Cotton is one of the up and coming stars in the Republican Party!
Finally! Brilliant question from our Harvard man, @TomCottonAR.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 13, 2017
— Gayle Trotter (@gayletrotter) June 13, 2017
Tom Cotton, the star of this hearing. Pounds the idiocy of the Democrats, Comey's performance, and the real crimes — the incessant leaks.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 13, 2017