Former FBI Director James Comey hinted in his public hearing Thursday that Sessions, a former United States 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, sources familiar with the briefing told CNN on Thursday. He said in the letter he will send a deputy to that hearing and instead appear before the intelligence committee.
Sessions recused himself from overseeing the federal Russia probe three months ago after The Washington Post reported on a pair of undisclosed meetings Sessions had during the campaign with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador.
Senators had been pushing for Sessions to appear publicly to answer questions about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign. He said deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein would appear before the sub-committees.
Sessions said he learned members of those subcommittees planned to ask him questions about the investigation into Russian election meddling, and decided the Senate Intelligence Committee was a more appropriate venue to field those questions. I think it is a reasonable question.
On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his alleged interactions with President Donald Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct communication" between Trump and himself after the two shared a private dinner on January 27 and a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that Comey found to be "inappropriate".
He said Trump reached out to him again after the inauguration but he refused to call back, shortly before he was sacked. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked Comey a series of questions about Sessions' involvement in the Russian Federation investigation during the two weeks between Trump expressing his "hope" that Comey could let go of the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Sessions' recusal from inquiries related to the election.
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"If the attorney general's office has become a political office, that is bad for us all", Graham said on CBS. Feinstein says that with the president's integrity at issue, it should be "all hands on deck" for lawmakers trying to get to the bottom of what happened.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California wants the committee to investigate "all matters related to obstruction of justice and use its subpoena authority if necessary".
-Feinstein acknowledged she "would have a queasy feeling, too" if Comey's testimony was true that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. "Doing policy by tweets is really a shakeup for us, because there's no justification presented".
Sailing: Japan knocked out in America's Cup semifinal
In the third race, SoftBank Team Japan didn't give Artemis enough room at the fifth gate mark and was penalized. He was knighted several months after winning his fourth straight Olympic gold medal in home waters in 2012.
The U.S. inventories data provided some relief after a week of negative news on the global supply-demand balance. US West Texas Intermediate futures were at $47.90 a barrel, up 24 cents, or 0.5 per cent.
Forza Motorsport 7 will be arriving on the 3rd of October 2017 for Xbox One, and PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. Additionally, an official Xbox page notes that the console will not go on sale until FCC approval is obtained.
The minister, who is also president of Qatar Airways' executive board, brushed aside concerns of a financial meltdown. However, Al Emadi was quick to dismiss those concerns. "A lot of people think we're the only ones to lose in this".
The Xbox One X represents the most powerful console ever created, according to Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. Xbox One owners who were anxious about the game lineup for their console can put those fears to rest.
The sector has made strong gains this year, but some market commentators have expressed concerns about high valuations. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 15.15 points to 15,458.06, after 90 minutes of trading.
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Liz Truss, who was Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor, is the new Treasury Chief Secretary "attending Cabinet". Meanwhile, returned Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark retained his post as business secretary in Mrs May's cabinet.
Ariana Grande resumes her world tour in Paris
In less than two weeks after the May 22 horror, she pulled together Sunday's benefit at the city's Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Days before the show, she turned up unannounced at a Manchester-area hospital to visit young girls wounded in the attack.
Inglaterra derrotó a Venezuela y se adjudicó el Mundial Sub20
Inglaterra , en tanto, celebró su primer título mundial desde el campeonato de mayores ganado en 1966, hace más de cinco décadas. Pero la ocasión más clara llegó a 17 minutos del final cuando Peñaranda erró un penal que él mismo había provocado.
Steep's First Olympics Themed Expansion Revealed At E3 2017
You can check out a trailer showcasing the upcoming content that you'll be able to play in the lead up to Christmas, 2017. Steep is getting its first expansion at the end of the year, adding more options to the snow-based extreme sports title.
Whoa: Apple made a computer you can actually upgrade
This display will be powered by AMD Vega graphics cards that will be able to provide up to 22 Teraflops of computing performance. The 21.5-inch 4K models deliver up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch 5K models are up to 50 percent faster.
Temer holds onto presidency after corruption acquittal
Over four days of deliberations, the judges argued about whether those plea bargains should be considered in their decision. While that's the most immediate threat to Temer's political survival, it's only one of several.
Defense rests in Bill Cosby trial; jury could get case today
Cosby had said before the trial he would not testify . "This isn't talking to a trustee, this is talking to a lover", he said. Steele recounted how both Constand and Cosby had referred to pills the entertainer had offered to Constand as her "friends".
NBA Finals Game 5: Players get feisty
As was the case in Friday night's Game 4, the wine and gold set records while beating the Warriors and avoiding elimination. At moments like this, it's important to point out that Golden State's Game 4 loss was its first defeat in 61 days.
MS doctor lets 12-year-old deliver baby brother
But there was a slight hiccup, Jacee was upset because she thought she wouldn't be able to see the delivery over the bed. A 12-year-old girl who was captured in photos delivering her baby brother now has dreams of becoming an obstetrician.
Penguin Fans Celebrate Stanley Cup Win
But the Penguins wouldn't have made it this far without the luxury of dusting off goalie Marc-Andre Fleury for much of this run. We love Steph Curry because he was never supposed to do this. "This is pretty insane ", Cole wrote after the Sunday's Game 6.