Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search
 

Vidal

(642 posts)
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:14 PM Nov 2017

Franken's letter to Sessions

Go Al!

"Sen. Al Franken writes incredibly intense letter to Jeff Sessions demanding answers for his lies"

"Once again, developments in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election have brought to light evidence that you failed to tell the truth about your interactions with Russian operatives during the campaign, as well as your awareness of Russian contacts by other members of the Trump campaign team. This is another example in an alarming pattern in which you, the nation's top law enforcement officer, apparently failed to tell the truth, under oath, about the Trump team's contacts with agents of Russia-a hostile foreign power that interfered in the 2016 election. We must get to the bottom of what happened so that we can prevent it from happening again, and I am deeply troubled that this newest revelation strongly suggests that the Senate-and the American public-cannot trust your word."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/3/1712343/-Sen-Al-Franken-writes-incredibly-intense-letter-to-Jeff-Sessions-demanding-answers-for-his-lies

24 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Franken's letter to Sessions (Original Post) Vidal Nov 2017 OP
Franken uses incredibly measured language gratuitous Nov 2017 #1
I'm inclined to believe his political science degree from Harvard, graduating cum laude.... Brother Buzz Nov 2017 #18
And his experience? He's hardly an amateur at this point. Hortensis Nov 2017 #23
Get thee to the greatest page malaise Nov 2017 #2
When you receive a letter with... 3catwoman3 Nov 2017 #3
Give em hell Al! So proud of you for staying on this! Chasstev365 Nov 2017 #4
AL FRANKEN totally ROCKS!! He's one of us... HE IS A *TRUE* DEMOCRAT... and, NurseJackie Nov 2017 #5
I really think he'd have good shot at winning a general. Kirk Lover Nov 2017 #7
Suh, you ah makin' me nurvuhs ProudLib72 Nov 2017 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author WinkyDink Nov 2017 #20
"Why, senator! You mean, poor little ol' meeee?" sandensea Nov 2017 #8
The Keebler Elf Kajun Gal Nov 2017 #9
THing is we dont want Sessions out just yet becasue that could mean a new AG who could un-appoint Amaryllis Nov 2017 #10
Hmmm. Could be why Mueller isn't going after Sessions...yet. nt Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #15
RAchel just talked about it. Asked would you rather have SEssions who is up to his eyeballs in the Amaryllis Nov 2017 #17
Interesting. nt Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #21
I would imagine Trump curses Sessions daily. gordianot Nov 2017 #16
Too bad he's not going to run for President. nt Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #11
He'd win and he'd be awesome. byronius Nov 2017 #13
+1. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat. nt Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #14
Shucks... pbmus Nov 2017 #12
nice toon BootinUp Nov 2017 #19
Laurence Tribe worried DEMS take bait fire Sessions & buh bye Mueller Madam45for2923 Nov 2017 #22
Yeah for Senator Al Franken Gothmog Nov 2017 #24

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
1. Franken uses incredibly measured language
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:18 PM
Nov 2017

I'm sure that from his experience as a comedian, Franken's mind is racing with all kinds of pithy statements and bon mots, but when it comes to asking questions at a hearing or writing a letter to someone who's trying to dissemble, Franken uses language very precisely.

He has a very disciplined mind, and Sessions will soon rue the day (if he doesn't already) he decided to bandy words with Franken.

Brother Buzz

(35,909 posts)
18. I'm inclined to believe his political science degree from Harvard, graduating cum laude....
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:54 PM
Nov 2017

has a lot to do with his measured language.

Many have learned the hard way trying to discount Franklin as a mire hack comedian.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
23. And his experience? He's hardly an amateur at this point.
Sat Nov 4, 2017, 09:38 AM
Nov 2017

I didn't remember that his degree was in political science, though. Must find it useful.

What struck me wasn't the usual measured language for these things, but its directness. One step below what one might see in an indictment.

malaise

(266,702 posts)
2. Get thee to the greatest page
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:19 PM
Nov 2017

Al was very gentle here. I'd have told him that the AG cannot be a LIAR.

NurseJackie

(42,862 posts)
5. AL FRANKEN totally ROCKS!! He's one of us... HE IS A *TRUE* DEMOCRAT... and,
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:55 PM
Nov 2017

... someone who makes me PROUD to be a Democrat.

ProudLib72

(17,984 posts)
6. Suh, you ah makin' me nurvuhs
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 05:56 PM
Nov 2017

Just need to get Franken and Harris in there to tag team, and Sessions will have a permanent case of the vapors.

Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

 

Kajun Gal

(1,907 posts)
9. The Keebler Elf
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 06:49 PM
Nov 2017

Sessions is nothing but a cookie that Trump will chomp on. He's always been a nothing.

Amaryllis

(9,521 posts)
10. THing is we dont want Sessions out just yet becasue that could mean a new AG who could un-appoint
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:09 PM
Nov 2017

Rosenstein and Mueller.

Amaryllis

(9,521 posts)
17. RAchel just talked about it. Asked would you rather have SEssions who is up to his eyeballs in the
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 08:33 PM
Nov 2017

whole thing, or another AG who would replace Rosenstein and take over the investigation. The proverbial rock and a hard place.

gordianot

(15,220 posts)
16. I would imagine Trump curses Sessions daily.
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 07:40 PM
Nov 2017

This approaches a Shakespearean drama the villains would be hard to make up pure evil.

 

Madam45for2923

(7,178 posts)
22. Laurence Tribe worried DEMS take bait fire Sessions & buh bye Mueller
Sat Nov 4, 2017, 09:35 AM
Nov 2017

Laurence Tribe: 1st things 1st PROTECT MUELLER then go after Sessions

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Franken's letter to Sessi...