We told you earlier about the tender email sent in February by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) to Allen Stanford, in which the lawmaker told the accused Ponzi schemer: “I love you and believe in you.” We also told you about the lengthy ties between the two men.
Now Sessions’s office has provided TPMmuckraker with a statement on the issue. We’ll just let it speak for itself:
From the government that knighted him to Barack Obama and John McCain, Allen Stanford had everyone fooled, and as Mr. Stanford’s scheme has become clear Congressman Sessions has worked to ensure that the investors Mr. Stanford swindled receive the justice they deserve - including signing a letter to the SEC requesting SIPC coverage for the victims.
While the referenced email cannot be authenticated, Congressman Sessions believes that its contents resemble language he would use to communicate with a person in crisis to encourage right decisions and prevent further tragedy.
With that being said, the Congressman maintains the position that Mr. Stanford should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.