Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

Despite his willingness to discuss these points, the attorney general is expected not to answer questions about conversations he has had with President Donald Trump, such as any conversations he had with Trump leading up to former FBI Director James Comey's firing.

And yet Sessions took a huge action on May 9: He signed a letter, with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, recommending that Trump fire Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

Sessions will therefore have to walk a tightrope to both satisfy his boss, Donald Trump, and remove the political target on his back.

Comey accused the Republican president of trying to get him to drop the investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn and fired him to undermine the Russian Federation probe.

Though we may not learn a lot about the Russian Federation investigation, we will be able to better assess Sessions' survival by the end of the day. Comey told the committee he couldn't discuss the reason why the FBI believed Sessions would have to recuse himself from the investigation.

"As NPR's Carrie Johnson recently reported on All Things Considered: "[Sources] are telling me Trump has been very angry with Jeff Sessions for recusing himself in the Russian Federation investigation to begin with, lots of profane conversations and yelling.

Sessions has denied that any of his contact with Kislyak involved discussions about the Trump campaign, and he has explained that as a member of the Senate, as he then was, he dealt often with foreign emissaries as part of his normal work.

Reed said Sessions would be asked about any undeclared meetings he might have had with Russians. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month. "That'll come up", he said on Fox.

"I said I have not had a discussion with [Trump] on the question", Spicer said. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump tweeted on Sunday. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), who is on the committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation".

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

Schumer invited Trump to testify under oath before the Senate. But it's more likely to resemble the public hearing that happened just a day before Comey, where four top intelligence officials were grilled mercilessly, but offered little information. Senate Democrats have been champing at the bit for more than a month now to get an answer to what exactly Sessions meant when he said he was recusing himself. Comey welcomed any tapes during his hearing, and congressional investigators have asked the White House to produce them if they exist.

The president's irrepresible tendency to bring up the Russian Federation investigation, whether by insulting Comey or suggesting the existence of tapes, has created a headache for members of his party who want to put Republican priorites, including healthcare and tax reform, front and center. The former presidential candidate said the team Mueller is assembling will be "dangerous" to Trump.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that Trump was getting in the way of his own agenda.

JOHNSON: You know, there's a big question about that right now.

"You may be the first president in history to go down because you can´t stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you", Graham said on CBS. "It will be the highest-rated TV show in the history of the world but it´s not good for our democracy".

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