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Lying To Congress Is A Crime

March 17th, 2017

I was reading yesterday about Richard Nixon and his role on the House Un-American Activities Committee when he was a Congressman from California. Nixon is known for his questioning of Alger Hiss and how he trapped Hiss in a contradiction regarding Hiss’s contacts with Whittaker Chambers. Hiss was tried and eventually convicted of perjury for lying in the Congressional hearing. Yes, it is a crime to lie under oath to Congress. (BTW, here is a link to a book review on a recent book discussing this incident:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/19/joan-brady-alger-hiss-was-framed-by-nixon

Now it is 2017. The Attorney General of the U.S., Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, has pretty much admitted to lying to the Senate during his confirmation hearings regarding his contacts with representatives of the Russian government. This is a crime. So why is Beauregard not being prosecuted for this crime? Worse than that, Beauregard is still employed as the top law enforcement officer of the United States. Why is this? Why isn’t the Congress taking action to impeach this lying criminal?

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