America Should’ve Listened To Coretta Scott King About Jeff Sessions



This is what happens when you ignore Coretta Scott King.

Last night, after most nightly news shows had already aired, after a good portion of the country had already gone to bed, something deeply disturbing was revealed. We learned that a man lied under oath. In this country, we call that perjury, and it’s not just a violation of court policy, it’s a crime.

Tens of thousands of people have gone to jail for lying under oath. When Black folk lie under oath, they go to prison.

As you may recall, Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones went to prison for lying under oath about using performance-enhancing drugs.

In 2005, the rapper Lil Kim went to federal prison for lying under oath.

But 31 years ago, all the way back in 1986, Coretta Scott King warned this nation about the questionable character of a man named Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III.

At that time, Sessions was being considered for an appointment as a federal judge, but Coretta Scott King was so disturbed that she penned a 10-page letter detailing why such an appointment would be dangerous for this nation. She questioned his commitment not just to voting rights and civil rights, but to good judgment and common decency.

“Based on his record, I believe his confirmation would have a devastating effect on not only the judicial system in Alabama, but also on the progress we have made everywhere toward fulfilling my husband’s dream,” King said in her letter.

And so, 31 years ago, the United States Senate decided that Sessions could not be trusted as a federal judge. He never got the position.

31 years later, he is now the Attorney General of the United States, and was just caught lying under oath.

As you no doubt know by now, something very peculiar is going on with Donald Trump and Russia. His National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, resigned in disgrace, after it was discovered that he lied repeatedly about his communications with Russian officials – serving the shortest term of any National Security Advisor in American history.

As late as last year, and frequently over the past few years, Trump has said that he knows Vladimir Putin well, that they have a relationship and that they have influence with one another. Now that he is President he denies any such relationship.

It is now widely accepted that Russia hacked the Democratic Party and did everything it could to influence the outcome of the U.S. election.

That is just one of many reasons why it is so damn disturbing that Sessions, who is not a Marion Jones or a Lil Kim, but the sitting Attorney General of the United States of America, the top law enforcement official in our country, plain as day lied under oath during his confirmation hearings.

Minnesota Senator Al Franken, during the hearings, told Sessions of a new report that surrogates for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign frequently met with Russian government officials throughout the campaign.

And with a smug look of confidence, Sessions looked right at Franken and said, “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 communications with the Russians.”

Except he did.

Not years before he gave this testimony, but just months before he gave it, Sessions, this past July, and again this past September, met with Russian government officials. That he swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth during his confirmation hearing, but then lied twice about meeting with the Russians just months earlier, is not just wrong, it’s criminal.

Jeff Sessions should resign immediately. If he does not resign, he should be fired. Then, he should prosecuted for perjury and a full, unbiased investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia should be launched. It is suspicious that the very thing Trump’s Cabinet officials keep getting caught lying about is Russia. But this is not just about Russia, it’s about integrity, about honesty and fairness.

Coretta Scott King did not trust Jeff Sessions 31 years ago. In voting him in as Attorney General anyway, her words were ignored, but the chickens have now come home to roost. Jeff Sessions was a scoundrel then and he’s a scoundrel now, as phony as a $3 dollar bill. This controversy will not go away and we all must demand, together, in the spirit of our ancestors, that he be removed from office immediately.

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29 thoughts on “America Should’ve Listened To Coretta Scott King About Jeff Sessions

  1. Really on said:

    Another creature from the Donald trump black lagoon. Liars and crooks. Even if they were not liars they are apparently to old and senile to remember anything and that is dangerous for people that are supposed to
    Be making important decisions . Pure madness .

  2. The Truth on said:

    People really don’t understand why 45taxes were so important. The Taxes show where did his money come from and transactions and connections with who and connecting the trails of counties he is involved with..this is why people were STRESSING the importance of this its show his ties and schemes. I think reference Session don’t let them wiggle and lie their way out of this. They need to hire and INDEPENDENCE INVESTIGATION PANEL to get to the button of ALL THIS MESSY MESS. AMERICA TRULY DESERVES MORE THEN THIS. SO SO SAD…SO SO SAD. HOW MUCH MORE OF THE CIRCUS WILL AMERICA ENTERTAIN. JUST SHAMEFUL!!!

  3. FallMornings on said:

    Why is everyone so concerned about his tax returns. We all know the rich have means to pay little or no income tax.

      • Arthur Childress on said:

        You’re absolutely right Diane. Those tax returns are soo key. During the primary it was made known that he owed over 700 million to two Russian banks. Money that he borrowed after the 4th bankruptcy. I doubt we’ll ever see those returns.

      • Arthur Childress on said:

        I forgot to mention that Russian banks are not truly independent. They are owned and controlled by the motherland. So, if you owe money to a Russian bank you owe money to Russia!

  4. Maybe Sessions should recuse himself the way Loretta Lynch did in Hillary’s case after that private meeting she had with Bill Clinton on that plane in a secluded part of the runway, and we all know what Billy Boy does when he’s alone with women other than his wife

    • Diane on said:

      She did recuse herself. That’s when comey went all in and ruined Hilary’s chances of winning. Face it, sessions is going down. Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but it will happen.

  5. Arthur Childress on said:

    Should not have been nominated and certainly should never have been confirmed. He is a liar from the pit . He lied about his KKK affiliation when he worked on the presidential campaign of Alabama’s racist, segregationist, Dixiecrat Governor George Wallace After Wallace was shot, Sessions, like so many Dixiecrats, became a Republican and later ran for state Attorney General.

  6. Jeff Sessions should be fired for lying under oath. Then he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. There should be a full and thorough investigation of the ties that the Trump administration has with Russia. I smell treason.

  7. chris and all the other HATERS-No I will not be SATISFIED with Sessions just resigning.

    Bye white boy!!!!

  8. The chickens have come home to roost!!!!!

    THE GOP should’ve allowed Senator Elizabeth Warrens to read the letter written by the late Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor.

    But no-these POS were determined to confirm this turd-Sessions as AG.
    Sessions needs to go. Any time you put your hand on the Bible and swear to tell the truth-then tell a damn lie-that is PERJURY!!!!!!!!!!

    This should make folks wonder what else the Klan man has lied about!!!!!!!!

    • chris on said:

      Do you mean the same Elizabeth Warren who lied about being part American native to scam money and entrance into college? The letter would have had no effect on the outcome. It was just a way for fake-a-hauntus to delay the confirmation.

      • Drey on said:

        Boy, Why is your white AZZ on this website getting doused on? You just got trampled on Facebook. Either you’re a glutton for punishment or you just love confusion yo get your rocks off!!

  9. Diane on said:

    Sessions will never resign or recuse himself. Where’s the jhufandpuff, Chris, and you’re not a real dr. Larry?? All I hear is Cricketts. This is the reason ppl do not vote. Crooks and their Russians ties are running this country. Sad!!

      • Diane on said:

        F trumps speech. I have No interest in what that person has to say. I’ll comment on his speech, when it comes out about his Russian ties and how much money he owes the Russians. I’m sure that info is on this tax returns.

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