Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Testify Publicly Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday having an undisclosed meeting with Russia's ambassador to the USA and declared it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or took part in any collusion between Russian Federation and the election campaign that sent Donald Trump to the White House.

"There's a question of his participation in the firing of Director Comey", Reed, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told host Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday".

Asked about Trump's own contention that the president fired Comey with the Russian Federation probe in mind, and regardless of any recommendation from anyone else, Sessions said: "I guess I'll just have to let his words speak for themselves".

Sessions will respond to Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe in March after it was revealed he twice met with the Russian ambassador during the campaign but failed to say so at his confirmation hearing.

Ousted FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week heavily implicated Session in multiple matters related to the Russian Federation investigation and called into question how thorough his recusal has been from matters relating to the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Then there's been allegations publicly of meetings that go beyond the meetings that he's declared he already had with representatives of Russian government, that'll come up", Reed said on Sunday.

Maddow pressed Schumer for ways the Senate could force Sessions to answer certain questions, and Schumer cited contempt of Congress but concluded that it would take too long and be dragged out in the courts. However, Sessions has agreed to squeeze the Intelligence Committee into his Tuesday.

Trump kept the heat on Comey yesterday, accusing him of "cowardly" leaks and predicting many more.

"I am not stonewalling", Sessions replied, saying he was simply following Justice Department policy not to discuss confidential communications with the president. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, an intelligence committee member, asked the panel's leaders in a letter on Sunday to hold an open hearing. "Totally illegal?" Trump said in a tweet.

Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, which is conducting a parallel Russian Federation probe, said on Twitter that Congress "must compel responses using whatever process necessary". Trump has suggested there might be tapes of his encounters with Comey; Comey said last week that "lordy" he hopes there are.

Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" in his first televised interview since Trump fired him in March as the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, Bharara said he believed Trump's calls to him violated the usual boundaries between the executive branch and independent criminal investigators.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget. But even more interesting will be discovering whether Sessions is willing to enlighten everyone what was behind the FBI's certainty that Sessions would recuse himself. But: "I think there's absolutely evidence to begin a case".

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