United States(US) Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who did not disclose during his confirmation hearings that he met with the Russian ambassador, at least twice, when he was associated with Donald Trump's campaign for president, agreed yesterday to recuse himself from any campaign-Russia investigation. His self punishment, for at least not being forthcoming, is not sufficient. He should resign.
Ever since last year, intelligence agencies and concerned individuals have raised red flags about a Russian influence upon the US 2016 President Elections. Mere knowledge of this should have been more than enough evidence for Sessions to reveal his meetings a Russian diplomat at his confirmation hearings before the US Senate.
Instead, asked: "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?" Sessions answered: "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 communication with the Russians."
He did have audience with the Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, on more than one occasion. This said Russian had audience also with Mike Flynn, Trump's disgraced National Security adviser, who resigned recently and apparently, this said Russian, also met with Donald Trump's son-in-law and now White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner.
Though it is not criminal for transition team members to meet with representatives of foreign governments; some troubling event, involving the elections in 2016, the role of Russia and contact with members of the new administration in Washington, DC, has taken place that reeks of 'red herrings' and not just odorless vodka.
Thus, in ensuring the sovereignty of the Republic, any and all connections with Russia that may contribute to the weakening of the Republic of the United States of America, must be identified and be severed from any and all functions of governance of this great democracy.