Saturday, 21 October, 2017

Sessions is appearing before Senate Intel Committee: What could happen?

Owen Mccarthy | 14 June, 2017, 07:14

"I'll tell you something about that maybe sometime in the very near future".

The agency's response to a freedom of information request submitted by The Wall Street Journal doesn't exclude the possibility that recordings could have been created by another entity.

His re-election campaign says the event will take place June 21 at an arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic, " Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Sessions, a former senator from Alabama and an early supporter of Trump's election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on the Russian Federation issue. "When he's ready to further discuss, he will".

"I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey testified.

After avoiding Twitter during Comey's testimony before the Senate last week, Trump has repeatedly slammed the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director. Did he do anything after being asked by Comey?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open session Tuesday.

There is no doubt senators on the committee have been preparing for his testimony, but here are the questions to Sessions that will be critical in determining his fate.

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While it is not unusual for political campaigns to have contact with foreign officials, Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports said he had not disclosed two previous meetings a year ago with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Several Republican politicians also criticised Comey for disclosing memos he had written in the aftermath of his private conversations with Trump, calling that action "inappropriate".

"As the participants started to leave the Oval Office, the attorney general lingered by my chair but the president thanked him and said he wanted to speak only with me", Comey wrote in his statement. "I hope you can let this go". That investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries.

Media reports last week said Mr Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with Mr Trump over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

"There's a real question of the propriety of the attorney general participating in that in any way, shape or form", Democratic Senator Jack Reed told the Fox News Sunday show. Comey alleges that Trump then privately asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.

"He needs to be fired". She said she's trying to keep her focus on helping her father change the status quo.

One aspect of the Comey hearing that was overwhelmed by the newsworthiness of his comments was his refusal to speak to the nature of Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation in an open hearing.

Trump's aides have dodged questions about whether conversations relevant to the Russian Federation investigation have been recorded, and so has the president.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed that the panel needed to hear any tapes if they exist. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) announced that the hearing would be public.

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