Attorney and broadcaster joins Trump legal team

Austin Daniel
June 14, 2017

Sessions will testify in open session Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee, where he'll face questions over his role in the controversy around possible ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Sessions made the request for the open hearing himself.

Sessions is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence committee and was due for sharp questioning. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, a member of both the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees, has said Sessions should answer questions about his January testimony.

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Russian Federation has denied interfering in the USA election.

According to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed with the Secret Service by the Wall Street Journal, the Secret Service says it has no record of transcripts or recordings - "tapes" - having to do with President Donald Trump or the current administration.

Briefing congressional appropriators on the Justice Department's budget is a critical part of the attorney general's job. "You can't run forever", Leahy tweeted.

Mr. Sessions's appearance before the committee as it investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election is expected to offer critical details as lawmakers debate whether Mr. Trump's reported comments to Mr. Comey - that Mr. Trump hoped, in reference to the Flynn investigation, that Mr. Comey could "let this go" - amount to obstruction of justice.

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Senators are also looking at whether Mr. Sessions violated his recusal from the Justice Department's Russian Federation investigation by writing a memo recommending Mr. Comey's firing.

Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings previous year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

Intelligence committee members are also likely to ask Sessions about a possible third undisclosed meeting with Kislyak that is now under investigation, according to media reports.Sessions, 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, which has dogged the Republican president's early months in office.Critics charged that by firing Comey on May 9 Trump was trying to hinder the FBI's Russian Federation probe and the ex-FBI chief added fuel to that accusation with his testimony last week.

The president denied trying to interfere with the investigation and said he would be willing to testify under oath about his interactions with Comey.

What was your involvement in the decision to fire James Comey? White House spokesman Sean Spicer declined to say that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence.

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.

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