3 reasons why Sessions' testimony on Russian Federation is so important
3 reasons why Sessions' testimony on Russian Federation is so important
14 Junio, 2017, 10:58
Last week, after public testimony at the same Senate Intelligence Committee that Sessions will meet with today, former FBI Director James Comeysaid he was unable to discuss openly issues related to Sessions that make his involvement in any Russian Federation investigation "problematic".
In his defense, Sessions could cite a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey over the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
A third potential meeting with Russian officials that Sessions may have failed to disclose came to light on Thursday during Comey's closed-door session with senators. Sessions has frequently come into the spotlight throughout the turbulent first several months of Donald Trump's presidency, from a hotly contested confirmation hearing to his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation in March. He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.
As part of his role on the foreign affairs committee, Kinzinger said he meets with a lot of ambassadors and doesn't always remember whom he met.
Conway also said Comey's testimony showed President Donald Trump was not under investigation.
The Justice Department says Sessions has requested Tuesdays committee hearing be open because he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him..
But intelligence committee members at first were unaware of a planned hearing.
Sessions will therefore have to walk a tightrope to both satisfy his boss, Donald Trump, and remove the political target on his back.
Sessions is likely to be asked about his conversations with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and whether there were more encounters that should have been made public.
White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was willing to cooperate with the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding the ongoing investigations into Russian election meddling.
"To get to a hypothetical at this point would be premature", he added.
"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centred on Sessions.
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"We considered whether to tell the attorney general, decided that didn't make sense because we believed, rightly, that he was shortly going to recuse", Comey testified.
Can you commit to discuss with the committee in a closed session the reasons for your recusal from the Russian Federation investigation? "And now they've decided, because so many people were going to ask him about Comey and Mueller and all that other stuff, they've made a decision to put him out in front of the Senate Intel Committee?" The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow.
The Texas Republican said that he was confident Sessions will put an end to the "myths" surrounding recent reports, with his testimony. Feinstein said she was especially concerned after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to answer questions from the intelligence committee about possible undue influence by Trump.
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But Sessions said that despite his sense of problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation , he never raised that with Comey. Comey, during his testimony to the Senate, hinted there might be more to Sessions' recusal.
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