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Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

14 June, 2017, 07:13 | Author: Rickey Alvarado

A Justice Department official told CNN on Sunday that department officials expected the hearing would be closed but said the final decision was up to the Senate committee.

The New York Democrat added that the Senate would also consult with special counsel Robert Mueller, who has taken the lead on a wide-ranging investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

That remark came after revelations emerged that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the US last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. The attorney general is expected to be questioned over his meetings with a top Russian official prior to assuming his current post.

Trump has publicly disputed some of Comey's version of events, including allegations that he asked Comey to potentially drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Comey's recounting of a private White House dinner where he allegedly asked for "loyalty". On the other hand, he considered that the investigation on the alleged Russian meddling into the last U.S. presidential elections bore on in the decision of his layoff.

JOHNSON: Well, the Justice Department says Jeff Sessions was not silent when Comey complained about Trump calling.

"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, responding to Trump's statement last week that he would "100 percent" speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate. "Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "The only two people who know what happened in those meetings are the president and James Comey", Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox.

"If there aren't tapes [Trump] should let that be known. No more game playing", Schumer said on CBS.

Trump raised the possibility of tapes last month after firing Comey.

"It's a very weird and peculiar thing for a one-on-one conversation without the attorney general, without warning, between the president and me or any United States attorney who has been asked to investigate various things and is in a position hypothetically to investigate business interests and associates of the president", said Mr. Bharara, who was sacked by the president hours after he refused to return a call from him.

"You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that, if you just were quiet, would clear you", Mr.

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