Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Mr Sessions removed himself from the inquiry after it emerged he had met at least twice with the Russian ambassador past year, though he had testified at his confirmation hearing that he had not had contact with Russians.

Tuesday's testimony, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. (1830 GMT), will be the first for Sessions in a congressional hearing since he became attorney general.

"For Donald Trump, even if he's right about what was said or what was not said, needs to be extremely, extremely careful around a group of prosecutors who, as I think you've noted, have a history of bringing overly aggressive prosecutions". "You can't run forever", Leahy said in a Twitter message to Sessions.

There is a great deal we don't know about the potential Trump campaign contacts with Russian officials, such as who may have directed them and who, if anyone, knew of Putin's intentions to interfere with the electoral outcome. "No more game playing", Schumer argued.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in for sharp questioning by senators Tuesday on the extent of his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential campaign and of his involvement in the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey.

A third participant in that meeting, White House senior adviser and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner volunteered in March to testify before the intelligence committee.

The Justice Department ultimately agreed to a Tuesday public hearing in an attempt to show there's nothing to hide and nothing controversial about Sessions' interactions with Russian officials, officials said.

Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, said, "Mr. Comey admitted that he unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorized disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President.Today, Mr. Comey admitted that he leaked to friends his purported memos of these privileged conversations, one of which he testified was classified".

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Late Monday morning, Sen. The Senate intelligence committee may choose to ask Sessions about friction between himself and the commander-in-chief. And if he actually did, it nearly certainly would be in a very public way, making sure everyone knew precisely why he was walking out.

The Justice Department says Sessions looks forward to answering the committee's questions. The New York Democrat added that the Senate would also consult with special counsel Robert Mueller, who has taken the lead on a wide-ranging investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

The US Secret Service has said it doesn't have any recordings or transcripts of any tapes recorded within President Donald Trump's White House, a disclosure that failed to rule out whether any tapes exist of Trump's conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey.

But there were headlines over the weekend from some websites claiming they already have all the "tape" they need to prove that Comey perjured himself - specifically when he said he felt he'd been ordered to drop the Michael Flynn investigation. He is a good guy.

"James Comey's credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions", said Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Trump while on ABC This Week.

"The president said Comey was sacked because of Russian Federation".

"I'd like to invite the president to testify before the Senate". "I kind of got - his body language gave me the sense like, 'What am I going to do?'".

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