Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be testifying before the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday to respond to disgraced former FBI Director, James Comey’s attacks against him and the Russian conspiracy that Democrats just can’t let go of. 

What a waste of time and resources. It’s getting OLD!


It’s not clear if he would testify in public or private.

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Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller reports that Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe in March, had been scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees next week. But in letters to the chairmen of those panels, Sessions says he has instead accepted an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.


“In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey’s recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum,” Sessions told Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby and Texas Rep. John Culberson.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information.”


Sessions had been scheduled to testify Tuesday before the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee his department’s budget, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will go before them instead, he said Saturday in a letter to the chairman of the Senate appropriations subcommittee, Richard Shelby of Alabama.

Sessions recused himself from overseeing the federal Russia probe three months ago after it was reported that he had met with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.

The Justice Department said in a statement that Sessions recused himself in light of his participation in President Donald Trump’s campaign, and “it was for that reason, and that reason alone.”

Sessions was serving as senator for Alabama at the time of the meetings, which also occurred while he was advising the Trump campaign. Sessions did not disclose the interactions with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearing, but he has claimed that the encounters were related to his work as a senator and not as a member of the Trump campaign.

Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former US senator from Alabama, may have had additional contacts with Russians, and said in a closed hearing that investigators had received Russian intercepts detailing a possible third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak.

“The Department of Justice appointed special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter,” spokesperson Sarah Isgur Flores said, referring to the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee the Russia probe. “We will allow him to do his job. It is unfortunate that anonymous sources whose credibility will never face public scrutiny are continuously trying to hinder that process by peddling false stories to the mainstream media. The facts haven’t changed. The then-senator did not have any private or side conversations with any Russian officials at the Mayflower Hotel.”

Sessions can also expect to be asked about his role in Comey’s May 9 firing. He will also likely be asked about an exchange he had with Comey in mid-February after the then-FBI chief had a one-on-one Oval Office meeting with Trump.

Comey testified that Trump asked him in that meeting to close an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He discussed the meeting with Sessions shortly afterward, he testified. Sessions and other administration officials had been in the Oval Office when Trump asked everyone but Comey to leave. Comey testified that he asked Sessions to never leave him alone with Trump again because it was inappropriate. He says he did not tell Sessions about Trump’s request regarding Flynn.

President Trump denies Comey’s claims, says he is a liar and is willing to testify under oath.

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