Too much of nothing

Do you ever get the feeling there is an elaborate game underway? That the elite media are working overtime on behalf of their political teammates? That to do so they have created something out of nothing? That they themselves have succumbed to the hysteria they seek to foment among us?

The Washington Post has devoted six reporters to the story reporting that then Senator Sessions had two meetings with the Russian ambassador last year, one incidental meeting at the GOP convention in July and one (it turns out) in his capacity as a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

The video below gets to the heart of this particular controversy, though there is more. It gives Senator Franken’s question to Sessions during his confirmation hearing. Franken asked: “CNN just published a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week that included information that quote ‘Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.’ These documents also allegedly say quote, ‘there was a continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.’ Again, I’m telling you this is just coming out, so, you know. But, if it’s true it’s obviously extremely serious. And if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do?”

Then Senator Sessions responded: “Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I’m unable to comment on it.”

You don’t have to be a genius to deduce that the controversy over Senator Sessions is a complete and utter crock served up by hidden actors with an unsavory agenda. There is obviously a big story here, to be sure, but it’s not the one we are being served.

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