Fox & Friends: "Everybody Agrees" Sessions Didn't Perjure Himself Because He Was Asked "A Crazy Question"

Fox & Friends: "Everybody Agrees" Sessions Didn't Perjure Himself Because He Was Asked "A Crazy Question"

Sessions Told Congress Twice He Never Communicated With Any Russian Official

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From the March 3 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): I believe if there is anybody that should do well in these congressional hearings, it's a lawyer. Because if you put [Rep.] Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a Navy SEAL, in there, you might say something, or you have the governor of Texas who's not a lawyer trying to be secretary of energy, you could see how they might doing something. But you would expect a lawyer who understands the nuances of this business to say, "Hey, in times of a hypothetical situation, don't answer. Or when it comes to Russia, prethink it." However, to his defense, that news broke in the middle of his testimony. Number two, Al Franken had a tortured, circuitous question. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It was a very long question. 

KILMEADE: And number three, there's an excellent chance that he didn't even -- because nothing happened significantly -- he didn't even remember about the Heritage Foundation incident or this ambassador came through. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): They're two separate issues. He was a senator when he met with the ambassadors. Al Franken, if you read his question, which is very long, he basically says, "Was there exchange of information between Trump surrogates and the Russian government?" Well Sessions goes on to say, "Many people think I was a surrogate. No, I did not have relations with the Russians basically while I was a surrogate." 

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KILMEADE: It's just amazing, because in any scenario with the Trump people involved, what are you thinking about? Hacked emails. Who played a role in that? Do you think Jeff Sessions said, "I know John Podesta's password, and I know that Hillary's people are working behind the scenes to undermine Bernie Sanders? Am I going to tell you it was a Russian idea not to campaign for two months in any battleground state like Hillary Clinton?" So in the big picture, this is a head fake. However, it was, to me, a legitimate mistake by him. 

DOOCY: Well, it was -- to his credit, it was a crazy question, a very long question. He is going to write to the Judiciary Committee later today or in the next day or two to explain what he was saying because it was a --

KILMEADE: Did he say he is going to do that? 

DOOCY: Yeah, absolutely.

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DOOCY: He certainly did not perjure himself. Everybody agrees on that. But nonetheless, the Democrats are saying, "OK, he's got to recuse himself. Oh, he did that? All right. Now he's got to resign." He is not going to resign over this. 

Related

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Previously

Fox & Friends Plays Defense For Jeff Sessions After Reports He Lied To Congress About Talking To Russian Ambassador

When Jeff Sessions Feverishly Urged The Recusal Of An Attorney General On Fox News

Five Things Media Figures Demanded Obama Attorneys General Resign Over That Are Less Serious Than Lying Under Oath

Tucker Carlson Asks AG Jeff Sessions If He "See[s] This As A Witch Hunt?"

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