“Congressman 1”

Way to go, Pete!

Former U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions is an unnamed member of Congress mentioned in an indictment against two business associates of President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, according to NBC News.

The two Soviet-born men, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, were arrested late Wednesday night at Dulles Airport outside of Washington, D.C, per ABC News. The Wall Street Journal reported that the two men are accused of “violating campaign finance rules, including funneling Russian money into President Trump’s campaign.”

Regarding Sessions, the indictment against the two men states that they “committed to raise $20,000 or more for a then-sitting U.S. Congressman” who is referred to in the court document as “Congressman-1.” The indictment goes on to state that the congressman “had been the beneficiary of approximately $3 million” in donations from a campaign committee. NBC News and other outlets identified that person as Sessions and reported that the committee was a Trump-aligned super PAC.

Federal authorities alleged that around the same time, Parnas “sought Congressman-1’s assistance in causing the U.S. government to remove or recall” the American ambassador to Ukraine at the time, Marie Yovanovitch. Yovanovitch was a well-regarded diplomat who came into disfavor within the Trump administration and was removed from her post earlier this year.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Sessions, in his capacity as House Rules Committee chairman, advocated for the ouster of Yovanovitch.

I’ll provide a few links for supplemental reading in a minute, but just ponder that this story came out a week after Sessions announced his intention to move to another city so he could run in a now-open Congressional district, much to the displeasure of the outgoing incumbent, a fellow Republican. Timing is everything in this life, ain’t it? Slate, the Signal, Daily Kos, and TPM, which was way ahead of the curve, has more.

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4 Responses to “Congressman 1”

  1. C.L. says:

    My head is in a constant state of spin from all the crooked sh** going on with GOP’ers these days.

    And no, I have no illusion crooked sh** is only perpetrated by one political party, but this group of clowns is dishing it out in spades.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    Looks like Jim Comey’s daughter over at SDNY is still batting for the home team. $ 20,000 vs. millions to the Bidens, and Lord knows how much to Kerry’s stepson and Romney’s advisor?

    Barr and Durham better be hitting back even harder, because this is nothing but a street brawl, using our court system at this point.

  3. Bill Daniels says:

    Interesting that Comey’s daughter isn’t interested in Ilhan Said el Nursi or NY favorite Sandy Cortez and THEIR campaign finance violations. I guess you only go after your political opponents, and that’s OK.

  4. Manny says:

    You make no sense Bill, all you do is spill the same conspiracy bs that I read before you post.

    How much do they pay you?

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