Saga over attorney general's Russia contacts proof that Trump presidency is amateur hour
Jeff Sessions is a lawyer. As attorney general, he is America's top law enforcement officer. He has been a state attorney general and United States attorney, too.
All of which makes his now-contradicted denials of contact with the Russians completely inexplicable. How could a man who is supposed to be so studied at the law take the stand . . . under oath . . . at a confirmation hearing . . . and not be precise with his words?
It all suggests, yet again, a Trump administration that can't shoot straight. The big question is whether that's due to actual malice or gross incompetence. And neither is a good option.