The Address to Congress had been a pivot for the distressed Trump Administration. A very positive one.
But that was then.
Today, as lawyer-journalist Kathryn Rubino reports on Abovethelaw, a new crisis has overtaken Donald Trump. It concerns U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions.
The severity of that is shown by the observations of former ethics attorney in the George W. Bush Administration, Richard Painter.
On Twitter last night, Painter expressed his concerns about Sessions' statements during the confirmation hearing for U.S. attorney general. In them Sessions denied communications with the Russians.
Later, the Department of Justice uncovered that Sessions, while a U.S. Senator, had had two communications with the Russians in 2016. They were in the months of July and September. Whether Sessions discussed Campaign 2016 with the Russians is unknown at this time.
This could be a Michael Flynn 2.0.
Today, in an interview with CNN, Painter said, reports Rubino, "I don't think he [Sessions] can continue as attorney general ..."
Stay tune to Abovethelaw for more legal analysis of this and other breaking news related to the U.S. legal system and its players.
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