Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded to a court order requesting he disclose all contacts between himself and the Russian government in the past 7 years, and what the court received was a mostly blank sheet of paper, effectively answering the request.
The court order was issued on June 12th and was a response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by a recently-launched ethics watchdog group called American Oversight. In reality, this “ethics watchdog” group is just one of the many organizations formed after Donald Trump won the presidency with the sole purpose of attacking, undermining and disrupting his administration. Under the guise of “ethics” and “transparency” these groups launch mass Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits related to issues, such as the Russian collusion conspiracy, despite there being absolutely no evidence.
American Oversight, as with the majority of other “oversight” groups formed since Trump took office, claims to be non-partisan and represent no brand of politics. Here is American Oversight’s stated mission as per their homepage: “The American people have a right to a transparent and ethical government. We’re holding the Trump administration accountable—because Congress won’t.”
Odd, as this and other groups appeared to have no interest in holding the Obama administration accountable for his mass surveillance of American citizens, nor do they seem concerned that under his watch Americans were being secretly unmasked and spied on. Although they claim to be non-partisan, they specifically mention the Trump administration and I can’t help but wonder if those words would be replaced by the “Clinton administration” if she had won the election. I’d wager not.
American Oversight sent out a tweet displaying a copy of the form that Jeff Sessions submitted, in which the only content on the paper is the form’s pre-formatted text and a small “x” next to the “No” box, which is responding to the question of if Sessions has had any contact with a foreign government in the past 7 years.
— American Oversight (@weareoversight) July 13, 2017
The question on the form that Sessions answered by form of a checkbox was as follows:
“Have you or any of your immediate family in the past seven (7) years [bold font in original] had any contact with a foreign government, its establishment (such as embassy, consulate, agency, military service, intelligence or security service, etc.) or its representatives, whether inside or outside the U.S.?”
Attorney General Sessions checked “No.”
Leftist news outlet Think Progress covered the story of Sessions giving the court a blank piece of paper when asked to submit his Russian contact with the sub-title of “What’s he hiding?” The answer to that question is “nothing”, as that’s exactly why the paper Sessions submitted was blank.
News outlet NPR, which is a publicly funded media organization that delivers mostly one-sided reporting in favor of liberal talking points, was sure to include in their headline regarding this story that Sessions submitted his disclosure form “a day late”.
It appears that the Democratic Party, along with their media allies, have but one agenda for the America people…Russia. I can’t imagine that hard working Americans struggling to make ends meet care that much about a conspiracy with absolutely no evidence, and those who did are likely numb to the endless sensationalist headlines being spewed from the media since only days after Trump won the election.