I just posted the following text as email to my Indiana Senator Todd Young:
It is at this point irrefutable that Sessions was in contact with Russian agents before the election, acting on behalf of Trump. Communications with someone in fact identified as a spymaster. He then perjured himself repeatedly, under oath, during his confirmation hearings for Attorney General.
If you do not think this is reason for him to step down, then just what part of the rule of law do you and the GOP support anymore? None, it appears.
Trump and his people have clearly been in communication and in collusion with Putin’s government for more than a year, resulting in efforts to influence the outcome of our presidential election. Trump and his people are literally in bed financially with Putin’s agents, who have been revealed again and again to have engaged in illegal acts of negotiation and promised regarding, e.g. Ukraine.
This is not normal. This is treason.
Here is a sample article from the Washington Post on Sessions contacts with the Russians.
I called the Washington Office of Trey Hollingswort, (R) IN-09, and verbally delivered the same message.
In addition, I commented that ACA (Obamacare) must be left in place, as it provided insurance to 18 million people. I insisted Medicaid must be left in place, not turned into block grants for states to squander, that it was essential to poor people who desperately need medical services.
I reminded the assistant taking my message that ACA was in fact a product originally of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank, and was aimed at keeping insurance as private corporate implemented method of delivering insurance.
I then pointed out that I, at 71, would along with everyone else my age, fight tooth and nail to maintain Medicare as it is, a program with only 5% overhead, into which we have paid our entire adult lives. Turning it into a voucher program is unacceptable.
I also pointed out that any funding problems could be solved simply by raising the cutoff on both social security and Medicare, which now is set between 125,00 to 150,000 or so, and letting the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.
I assured him that any votes to damage this programs will be met with massive resistance at the ballot box.
I also pointed out that despite the fact Trump read from a teleprompter and did not drool in his address to Congress, the fact remains that every major assertion he made in his speech was nothing less than an outright falsehood.
Here is a good analysis by a newspaper in the United Kingdom. We can’t get honest analysis in the press in the USA, it seems. Sad.
I found an article with commentary by Dan Rather which is blunt and to the point.
“Sessions is but the latest person close to President Trump who seems to be ensnared in a story that is more worthy of Hollywood melodrama than the reality of the governance of our country. Democrats are calling for Sessions to resign, and this story could move very quickly,” said Rather on Facebook.
He continued, “We are well past the time for any political niceties or benefits of the doubt. We need an independent and thorough investigation of Russia’s meddling in our democracy and its ties to the President and his allies. We don’t know what we don’t know.”
“The press is doing an admirable job,” he wrote. “But there is only so much it can do without such things as subpoena powers. Let’s just make this clear. This is about a foreign and hostile power trying to influence our election while being in contact with close aides to the presidential campaign that the Kremlin wanted to win. Furthermore, there are serious questions about Mr Trump’s longstanding ties to Russian money and influence peddlers. We don’t know where this might go, but it isn’t going away.”