It turns out that Sessions wasn’t in charge of the guest list… someone ELSE was. Does that make THEM ‘suspicious’?
Or do only people with an (R) after their name get to ‘look suspicious’ in today’s media environment? (That ‘might’ have been a rhetorical question.)
As mentioned before, the event where Sessions met the Russian Ambassador over the summer — in his capacity as Senator — was organized by other people.
The two-day event was hosted by a civic organization, Global Cleveland, whose website cites the state department’s role:
On Tuesday, July 19, Global Cleveland welcomed roughly 80 international ambassadors to its Global Partners in Diplomacy reception at Severance Hall. The event, coordinated in partnership with the 2016 Republican National Convention and the U.S. Department of State, introduced the ambassadors to nearly 200 of Northeast Ohio’s civic and corporate leaders.
…. The [first] evening’s keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, stressed the importance of understanding what “having people of different backgrounds and origins means to your community.” —Breitbart
The people in attendance — in particular, the various ambassadors — were selected and invited by the State Department.
Who was in charge of the State Department in the Summer of 2016?
Was it Donald J. Trump? Or was it somebody with a (D) after his name? That guy who lost to Dubya in ’04. Whats-is-name?
We’ve covered the story in greater detail here.