Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memory seemed to lapse repeatedly when asked by lawmakers to recall details about a March 2016 meeting, where Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos reportedly proposed a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Sessions, who was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, said he had “no recollection” of the meeting until he saw news reports, which jogged his memory.

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“I do now recall the March 2016 meeting at Trump Hotel that Mr. Papadopoulos attended, but I have no clear recollection of the details” Sessions said on Tuesday. “I believe that I wanted to make clear to him that he was not authorized to represent the campaign with the Russian government…But I did not recall the event, which occurred 18 months before my testimony of a few weeks ago.”


Sessions also denied remembering Trump campaign aide Carter Page telling Sessions that he was planning a trip to Russia during a dinner at the Capitol Hill Club.


The attorney general’s continued memory lapses drew the ire of Democratic lawmakers. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), drew attention to the ridiculous number of times Sessions said that he couldn’t remember crucial details in previous testimonies. “Before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October you stated under oath ‘I don’t recall’ in some form of fashion 29 times,” Jeffries asked. “Is that correct?” Sessions said he had “no idea.”

“I have a copy of the transcript of your testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in June”, Jeffries continued. “You stated under oath, ‘I don’t recall’, in some form or fashion, approximately 36 times. Is that correct?”. Sessions said he didn’t know.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) said she thought it was ludicrous that Sessions had managed to get away with so many non-answers to House questions.

“I can not imagine my memory failing so much,” she said.


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8 responses to “Recollect-shun

  1. Of course the little no memory elf is a lying sob. Gee only 36 or so odd times that he “did not recall. Perhaps it is time to take away his driving keys and other essential things that are connected to his post. I saw a photograph of him sitting at table and Trump at the head of the table with the Papadopoulos guy, or maybe it was someone else. Anyhow we know the entire bunch of Trumpeters are in over their heads in the collusion thing and they are all lying their smelly and crooked asses off.

    • I might not like good liars, but I do have a bit of respect for them. This crew lies through their teeth, but they are too stupid to keep track of all the lies they tell. When they are under pressure, they just blurt out one lie or another, and it is usually so laughable that it takes mere seconds to disprove.

  2. So glad you’re here playing with the elves!

  3. chezmoi

    Anything to keep you around, Nonnie. I can’t recall when I’ve seen more enticing cookies being baked in Congress.

  4. the loony tic

    if most of us had that many memory lapses, not only would we lose our jobs but we would be treated for alzheimers. if twitler bombs north korea, i wonder if jeff sessions would remember it 18 months later?