Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

On Saturday, Sessions said he would appear before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday in order to answer questions about fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey (it's not clear whether this will be conducted in public), but Sen.

Mr Sessions, who will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, said it was important he had an opportunity to address matters raised by the agency's former director.

In letters Saturday to the two appropriations panel chairmen, Sessions said he'd concluded that regardless of which committees he appeared before, the questions would inevitably focus on the Russian probe. He said the Senate Intelligence Committee is the best place to answer those questions.

Sessions is under scrutiny for his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign. Trump attributed his May 9 dismissal of Comey to the Russian Federation investigation.

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In sworn testimony to the Senate on Thursday, Comey painted Trump as untrustworthy and admitted he asked a "friend", identified as a Columbia University law professor, to release a memo of his conversations with the president to the press. Trump also said he would "100 percent" be willing to testify under oath that he didn't demand a pledge of personal loyalty from Comey.

But whether the American people will actually have a chance to hear what he says is still uncertain - it's not yet clear whether Sessions will appear in an open session or a closed session before only members of the committee.

"That's a question for the committee", said Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores. Republican Senator James Lankford, a member of the intelligence panel, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" that decision had not been finalized, but, "I assume that this will be public".

Sessions is expected to face sharp questioning tomorrow as pressure ramps up on Trump to hand over to Congress any tapes of his private conversations with Comey. Preet Bharara told ABC's "This Week" that Trump was trying to "cultivate some kind of relationship" with him when he called him twice before the inauguration to "shoot the breeze".

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In the most eagerly anticipated United States congressional hearing in years, Comey told lawmakers the Trump administration had lied and defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the president dismissed him on May 9.

Thune said the work is now in the hands of the Senate Intelligence Committee and they will follow the facts to resolve this issue. According to Trump, Comey leaked "more [information] than anyone thought possible". A day before Comey appeared before the Senate intelligence panel, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, also members of Trump's Cabinet, took the stand. Sessions in March removed himself from involvement in any probe into alleged Russian election meddling but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose that he met previous year with Russia's ambassador.

Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

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