One of the worst things that has happened to Donald Trump since he took office was Thursdays’ testimony before Congress by former FBI Director James Comey. The testimony confirmed Trump is a liar who clearly, without question, is guilty of obstruction of justice for asking Comey to end a federal investigation, but of course the card that Trump and the GOP is playing is, ‘it’s Comey’s word against Trump’s’.
Things are about to get worse for Trump as Jeff Sessions and Jared Kushner are set to testify next week, but there are some tricks that Democrats have up their sleeves that are sure to make Donald Trump very uncomfortable.
Palmer Report explains why:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to appear before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, June 13th. It’s not supposed to be about Trump-Russia, but CNN is now reporting that the Democrats on the subcommittee will use the hearings to grill Sessions on his multiple secret meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign (link). There are three different June 13th hearings on that committee’s calendar (link), and it’s not clear which Sessions will appear in, but all three are open hearings that will be live-streamed online – and almost surely aired on television as well.
Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House Senior Adviser, has also agreed to testify about his role in the Russia scandal. According to NBC News, it’s set for “mid-June” (link), which likely means next week or early the week after. Kushner had a secret meeting with Kislyak in which he tried to set up a secret communications channel with the Russian government, as well as a suspicious secret meeting with the head of Russian bank.
It’s not confirmed yet whether or not Kushner’s will be an open hearing, but you can certainly see Sessions’ testimony on live TV. These two guys are likely to lie through their teeth, and it’s going to be obvious. If only congressional republicans would grow a set and do something about it.