Sessions wants his testimony open to public

Sessions wants his testimony open to public

Sessions wants his testimony open to public

"If, as the president said, I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation, why was the attorney general involved in that chain?" Comey assured Trump that he meant to complete his ten-year term, even as the president stated that lots of people wanted his job.

Whether the Attorney General will testify in public or behind closed doors is still unclear.

That does not mean it would have been improper for Comey to keep a copy of them for himself.

White HouseDuring a press conference on Friday, Donald Trump claimed former FBI Director James Comey's Senate testimony last week showed there was "no collusion" between his presidential campaign and Russian operatives who tried to help him win. And, if so, do Trump and the White House have to hand them over?

Following Comey's testimony, "it is important that I have the opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum", Sessions wrote, adding that members of the intelligence committee are in the middle of an investigation and have "access to relevant, classified information".

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Last week, Comey raised additional questions about Sessions' involvement, saying the FBI knew of reasons why it would be problematic for the attorney general to stay involved in the Russian Federation investigation well before Sessions recused himself in March.

Initially, Sessions expected to testify in a closed-door session, said two sources familiar with the attorney general's thinking. But suddenly on Saturday, the Justice Department announced that Sessions would instead talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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If he says yes, it could be an indication there are additional reasons for his recusal, beyond a few meetings with the Russian ambassador, that are not known publicly.

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, the committee chairman said in a statement yesterday.

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Sessions requested a public hearing, which will be encouraging to Democrats who demanded an open testimony, under oath.

Comey's testimony last week revealed new avenues of inquiry that lawmakers are likely to pursue on Tuesday.

Spicer is also refusing to say whether tapes exist of the president's conversations with FBI Director James Comey before Trump fired him. Comey alleges that Trump then privately asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.

The president attacked the fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director again Sunday tweeting, "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". He is a good guy.

"James Comey's credibility has been brought into question on multiple occasions", said Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for President Trump while on ABC This Week.

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According to Comey's testimony, the others in the room, all of whom were asked to leave before the Flynn conversation, included Vice President Mike Pence; Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA; Nicholas J. Rasmussen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, now the secretary of Homeland Security. The Senate already passed the bill, and then it will go the President's desk for his signature. "I kind of got - his body language gave me the sense like, 'What am I going to do?'".

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