We all know what the word means, right? Even if we’re not lawyers or US Senators? You’re in a court or trial or giving testimony of some or or the other and someone tells you to put your hand on a Bible, raise your other hand, and asks something along the lines of, “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
You say, “Yes.”
Let’s assume you’re being vetted for an extremely high level government job. Extremely high. Can we safely assume that you recognize and understand all of those big words? In particular, “truth”?
And the Bible? “So help you God?” Jeez Louise, if you don’t understand that part, how did you ever get nominated for dog catcher in this Administration, let alone an extremely high level government job? You guys have a real Jones for that Bible and God stuff, you must take it seriously, right?
Given all of that, how can you possibly dismiss or write off today’s news about our new Attorney General?
When asked, under oath, if he had been in contact with any Russian officials, he said, “No.” Yet he had the Russian ambassador in his office once and met with another Russian official on another occasion.
Did he not know that the Russian ambassador was Russian?
Did they meet in his office but they never actually “had contact”? Maybe that means that they didn’t touch or speak? Did they have aides pass notes between them while they sat in chairs more than an arm’s length apart?
Maybe, like a tremendous number of other extremely high level government officials in this Administration, he’s so used to lying and expecting people to believe it just because he’s saying it that he’s so out of touch with reality that he doesn’t even know the difference between truth and lies?
Or maybe a distorted sense of reality has nothing to do with it. Maybe our new Attorney General is simply a lying sack of shit who can’t be trusted to tell the truth even if he’s telling you the time of day.
Regardless, are those any of those explanations which should result in Sessions remaining as Attorney General? If you think so, please let me know your logic and reasoning, and show your work.