The Arkansas senator ripped apart Democrats for spreading the narrative that President Trump colluded with the Russian government.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) ripped apart Democrats’ attempts to insinuate that President Trump colluded with Russian intelligence to win the 2016 election at a Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Tuesday.
“A very simple question that should be asked is: ‘Did Donald Trump or any of his associates in the campaign collude with Russia in hacking those e-mails and releasing them to the public?'” Cotton began.
“We have now heard from 6 of the 8 Democrats on this committee and to my knowledge, I don’t think a single one of them asked that question [at this hearing]. They’ve gone down lots of other rabbit trails but not that question,” he continued.
The Arkansas senator then recalled that former FBI Director James Comey told Trump that he was not under investigation, while Democrats on the intelligence committee denied they had seen any evidence of collusion.
“What do we think happened at the Mayflower?” Cotton asked in exasperation, referencing the alleged “meeting” between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyiak.
Cotton then asked Sessions if he enjoyed spy novels and movies like James Bond and Jason Bourne, to which Sessions replied in the affirmative.
“Have you ever in these fantastical situations heard of a plot line so ridiculous that a sitting United States Senator and an ambassador of a foreign government colluded in an open setting with hundreds of other people to pull off the greatest caper in the history of espionage?” Cotton asked.
Sessions described the situation as “through the looking glass.”
“What is this?” the Attorney General asked in disbelief. “[The accusations are] beyond my capability to understand.”
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