Jeff Sessions to Offer Public Testimony on Tuesday

Jeff Sessions to Offer Public Testimony on Tuesday

Jeff Sessions to Offer Public Testimony on Tuesday

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.

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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.

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