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Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

14 June 2017

On Tuesday Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a public hearing to give his testimony.

Secondly, Sessions is likely to be asked why, after recusing himself from oversight of claims of Russian election meddling because he was on Trump's campaign team, he played a key role in the decision to recommend the President fire Comey last month.

The Senate Intelligence Committee will get its chance Tuesday to hear from Attorney General Jeff Sessions under oath.

The White House has rejected any collusion with Russian Federation, which has denied meddling in the U.S. election.

Mr Comey testified last week before the same panel. The request from the Journal sought recordings or transcripts of any recordings made after January 20 at the White House.

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Lawmakers for weeks have demanded answers from Sessions, particularly about meetings he had last summer and fall with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Sessions, a former senator, later issued a clarification saying he had met with the ambassador.

When asked what she thought of Comey's testimony, in which he said Trump suggested he drop a probe into former National Security adviser Michael Flynn's Russian Federation contacts, Ivanka Trump said her father felt "very vindicated.and feels incredibly optimistic".

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, " Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Sessions negotiated details of the hearing directly, according to aides familiar with their talks. Comey asked last week.

"The Senate and the American people deserve to know exactly what involvement with the Russian Federation investigation he had before his recusal, what safeguards are in place to prevent his meddling, and why he felt it was appropriate to recommend the firing of Director Comey when he was leading that investigation", said Sen. On Saturday, he wrote the chairmen of both committees and said he was sending his deputy attorney general to testify in his place.

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"Lordy, I hope there are tapes", Comey said. Feinstein said she was especially concerned after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to answer questions from the intelligence committee about possible undue influence by Trump. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) announced that the hearing would be public.

Sessions faces questions about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign. "The president then excused him, saying he wanted to speak with me".

Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

What's more, Trump reportedly tasked Sessions with coming up with the case for firing Comey.

Trump on Sunday accused Comey of "cowardly" leaks and predicted many more from him.

Sessions' plans to testify surprised Senate intelligence panel members
Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the president again". Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday.

On Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said he wasn't sure whether Sessions would invoke executive privilege to limit the range of topics covered in the hearing.