There have been countless attacks made against virtually every individual who President-elect Donald Trump has appointed to positions in the incoming Presidential Administration. Some of these attacks have certainly been with more warrant than others, but the attacks have been nearly constant.
During the hearing for Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by the President-elect to serve as United States Attorney General, there were numerous individuals who accused the Senator of racism, lying, and other issues regarding his character. With a number of heated exchanges, this confirmation hearing was one of the most interesting and compelling to watch.
Minnesota Senator Al Franken argued the Senator had lied to the Senate on a questionnaire he filled out. One specific question which was raised was his answer to the: “ten most significant litigated matters you personally handled.” Senator Franken argued that Senator Sessions was not personally involved in these cases, this based on an op-ed which was written in the Washington Post.
Not surprisingly, Senator Sessions did defend himself, and explain the reason why he was personally involved in the matter. However, Senator Ted Cruz went a step further in explaining the accusations made against Sessions. Cruz explained that the op-ed cited was written by Attorney Gerald Hebert who testified against Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing to be made a federal judge in 1986. Two days after his testimony, he recanted his testimony since he made a number of false accusations against Sessions.
In fact, records indicate that Hebert made statements which line up exactly with what Sessions said of his involvement with the cases in question.