Resistance Report for March 2, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions can pencil in “liar” right after “bigot” on his résumé. After declaring at his confirmation hearing — where he was under oath to tell the truth, the whole, etc. — that he had no meetings with Russian government officials, it turns out that “no” actually means “two”.
Sessions seems to misunderstand the allegations in his statement. It’s not whether he met with Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign, but whether he spoke with them in any capacity despite telling Congress he had no communications with Russians.
Greg Sargent, Washington Post: The GOP’s protective wall around Trump is beginning to crumble
The latest moves by two senior Republicans amount to a sign that, little by little, the protective wall the GOP has built around President Trump is beginning to erode, though there is still a long, long way to go before we can expect any serious oversight.
American Civil Liberties Union: ACLU CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIAL PERJURY BY SESSIONS
If senators of both parties allow an attorney general nominee to plainly lie under oath with no repercussions, they will render our government’s cabinet confirmation process no more than kabuki theater.
Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo: The Gravity Is Strong
Astronomers can’t see black holes directly. They map them by their event horizon and their effect on nearby stars and stellar matter. We can’t see yet what’s at the center of the Trump/Russia black hole. But we can tell a lot about its magnitude by the scope of the event horizon and the degree of its gravitational pull, which is immense.