Jeff Sessions to Offer Public Testimony on Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions whose contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign has sparked

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington. Sessions whose contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign has sparked

United States Attorney-General Jeff Sessions told Congress that he would testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow about issues related to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "He should give a straight yes or no... to the question of whether or not the tapes exist".

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.

Our billionaire president knows what to say or do when he's making a business deal or running a big business.

The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee comes one week after former FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from an investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will replace Sessions at the appropriations committees' hearing Tuesday.

In his testimony on Thursday, Comey accused President Donald Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of possible collusion by people in Trump's campaign with Russia's alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Trump-Comey row: What questions remain after testimony? "And he should voluntarily turn them over not only to the Senate Intelligence Committee, but to the special counsel". Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation over three months ago, after admitting he had not disclosed two meetings with the Russian ambassador in 2016.

He will face questions about undeclared meetings with Russian officials and the president's firing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief.

Such a hearing would be unprecedented and an even bigger spectacle than Comey's testimony, but the senator said it could be done in a "dignified" way.

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

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he wants his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee to be open to the public.

Spicer told reporters Monday that it "depends on the scope of the questions" and said it was "premature" to say.

But Comey believed that he was sacked because of his investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

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". Some Republicans now are arguing that Sessions isn't the first attorney general to inject politics in an investigation, pointing to testimony last week that Loretta Lynch urged Comey to call the probe into Clinton's e-mail practice a "matter" rather than "investigation". It's part of an escalating investigation into charges that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 elections.

Recommended News

  • Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

    Prison guards killed by inmates during transport in Georgia

    Georgia's top prisons official compared the slaying of two prison guards to losing family members. "We're not sure", she said. After Georgia Department of Corrections officers Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue were murdered Tuesday morning, Gov.

    Attorneys General Of Maryland And DC Sue Trump Over His Businesses

    In January, Trump announced his investments and business assets would be conveyed to a trust ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Also, both the D.C. and Maryland citizens are unfavorably being distressed by presence of Trump's hotel adjacent to White House.

    India knock out South Africa to reach Champions Trophy semi-finals

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah both picked up two wickets while Pandya, Ashwin and Jadeja all chipped in with a wicket each. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are upbeat after their upset victories and it's hard to pick a favourite for tomorrow's match.
  • Mid Transfer Window in IPL

    This move is hailed as a major boost to the IPL and will add value to the tournament helping the franchise model evolve. The transfer of a particular player will only take place if there is a demand from another franchise for the player.
    Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amidst Management Shakeup

    Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amidst Management Shakeup

    A "Diversity Advisory board" is needed, according to Liane Hornsey , Chief HR Officer, at the Uber board meeting held today. The report recommended that Kalanick take a leave of absence , and that he adopt a diminished role if he returns.

    Watch Tapwrit win 2017 Belmont Stakes

    He was found to be lame on Wednesday and was treated with anti-inflammatory medication Wednesday and Thursday. Winning jockey Ortiz was emulating his brother Irad, who won last year's Belmont on Creator .
  • The Worst Tech Gadgets

    Take a look at some of them below. 2016 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 During the month of August 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was released. It was said to be capable of displaying stereoscopic 3D graphics, promising players they could enjoy their own private universe.

    Trump allies turn on special counsel Robert Mueller

    Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller, and only if he found good cause to do so. Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions.
    Kentucky Derby newest odds and predictions

    Kentucky Derby newest odds and predictions

    The horse almost caught Always Dreaming in Florida but finished the second. - Gunnevera is among the favorites in a betting line. The May’s first weekend has already passed and real fans of races started their preparations for the Derby in Kentucky.
  • Arena rebuilds US confidence after Klinsmann

    It is a slog and a struggle, it is not always pretty, but there is only one job that matters and that job is getting done. Christian Pulisic and Darlington Nagbe provided pace on either flank and Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore were sat up top.

    What Is Dennis Rodman Doing In North Korea?

    When Rodman returned home, he faced heavy criticism after video surfaced of him singing "Happy Birthday" to leader Kim Jong-un. Rodman was sacked from Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show in 2013 after misspelling the now first lady Melania Trump's name.
    US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

    US Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

    If he did make them and refuses to hand them over, that could be interpreted as obstruction of justice - an impeachable offense. He also told reporters that he will talk about the tapes he allegedly has of him and Comey "sometime in the very near future".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.