Jeff Sessions will testify in public about Trump and Russian Federation

Blumenthal is spearheading a bid to bring Sessions back before the Judiciary Committee to ask him about the meetings and the role he played in Trump's firing of Comey last month.

However, during his testimony and in answering senators' questions, Sessions is prepared to address some outstanding lines of inquiry regarding the Russian Federation investigation and his time as attorney general.

MARTIN: So what's the attorney general likely to say?

The judge said Sessions may reach points of "conflict" in his testimony under oath, where he can not defend both himself and the president.

While some GOP senators have indicated they could have questions for Trump, but Senator Lindsey Graham has voiced concern about the matter becoming a "circus".

"He ought to say what he means and if he does, we'll take him up on each case", he said.

Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president.

"If Jeff Sessions refuses to answer questions tomorrow, he's going to refuse to answer questions tomorrow", Toobin said.

When he was asked if Trump had colluded with the Russians, he said he couldn't answer in a open setting. Recordings of conversations where Trump allegedly asked Comey for "loyalty" and to stop investigating Michael Flynn would either support or refute Comey's allegations against the president. The request came, according to Comey, after a February 14 Oval Office meeting in which Comey alleges the president asked everyone, including Sessions to leave the room.

Why this is a big deal: Sessions is a Trump ally, and he appears to be caught between the president and his promise to run the Justice Department in an apolitical way.

On "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Senator James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, echoed those concerns, saying that the committee hopes to get Sessions' side of the issues at hand.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said "there's a real question of the propriety" of Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal, because Sessions had stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Comey was leading that probe.

Attention has focused on Sessions amid reports he may have had more meetings with Russian officials during the presidential election campaign a year ago than the two he has informed authorities of. Lawmakers who want to ask about Russian Federation will have the chance to question other top officials at various points in coming days. Because Trump said the Russian Federation investigation factored into why he fired Comey, Sessions will face questions about why he said Comey was sacked over the email investigation when the president said otherwise. The committee shortly after said the hearing would be open.

As news of his testimony broke, Sessions attended a Cabinet meeting with Trump at the White House. That's what I think he's going to be considerably anxious about. "I have written two letters to Senator Grassley suggesting that", she added, referring to Iowa's Charles Grassley, the committee's chairman. Feinstein is the top Democrat on that panel and a member of both.

Now that Sessions is finally about to testify before the Senate again - after resisting calls to do so - serious questions exist about whether he will be honest in his testimony.

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