Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

Sessions' testimony to Congress Tuesday to be open to public

And it comes a day after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a letter that he would be appearing before the committee on Tuesday to answer questions raised by Comey's recent testimony.

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Jack Reed questioned on Sunday why Sessions was involved in Trump's May 9 dismissal of Comey after he had recused himself from investigations of whether Russian Federation tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election with possible help from Trump associates.

Sessions, an early and ardent supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, would be the highest government official to testify before the Senate intelligence committee in its probe of allegations that Russian Federation may have sought to interfere in the election. Mr. Sessions was among those Mr. Trump asked to leave the meeting so he could speak privately with Mr. Comey.

"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".

"Whether it's illegal is a whole 'nother issue, and that's up to the independent counsel", she said on CNN's "State of the Union", referring to Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel leading the F.B.I. investigation.

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. Democrats - who have never been the biggest fans of Sessions - say it's time for the Attorney General to talk. "I could not speak again until the Senate had had a chance to vote on Jeff Sessions", Warren said of the incident, in which she was accused of impugning a fellow senator and barred from speaking throughout the rest of the debate on his nomination.

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Comey seemed to suggest during his testimony that Sessions had an undisclosed Russian Federation issue that would have led to his eventual recusal from the investigation.

Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and Dianne Feinstein of California, the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also called on Mr. Sessions to appear before their committee.

Sessions' appearance before the intelligence committee is an indication of just how much the Russian Federation investigation has shaded his tenure. It's not clear if those matters are what will be discussed with the Attorney General on Tuesday. Graham said on "Face the Nation".

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Conway noted Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, directed him to describe the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation.

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president".

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