Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

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I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time.

The federal agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Wall Street Journal by informing the newspaper that it does not have tapes. The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity.

Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.

Lankford said Sessions's testimony will help flesh out the truth of Comey's allegations, including Sessions's presence at the White House in February when Trump asked to speak to Comey alone.

Sessions, a former senator and an early supporter of Trump's election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on the Russian Federation issue. Discussions between the members continued through Sunday and into Monday morning, two sources said.

"I think the president made it very clear on Friday that he would get back as soon as possible on this and his position on that conversation", Spicer added when asked by reporters about the reason for Trump's "delay".

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.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public. A Justice Department spokeswoman tells NPR that Sessions requested it be public.

There is no doubt senators on the committee have been preparing for his testimony, but here are the questions to Sessions that will be critical in determining his fate.

Senators on that committee are expected to question Sessions about his meetings with Russians - a topic that has come under increased scrutiny amid investigations into Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

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In early March, The Washington Post reported that Sessions twice met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the campaign and did not disclose that to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing in January.

In his defense, Sessions could cite a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey over the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Intelligence committee, sent a letter to Sen. But Comey said he didn't tell Sessions why he was so concerned.

With this being the first time Sessions has testified in Congress since recusing himself from the investigation, there could be a lot to learn. That investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries.

Richard Burr (R-N.C.), over his dealings with Russian officials during the campaign and whether he had a role in firing former FBI Director James Comey on May 9.

In a letter to the committee, he agreed to answer questions about his contacts with the Russians as well as his take on if the president tried to end the Russia probe. She said she's trying to keep her focus on helping her father change the status quo.

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), said Attorney General Jeff Sessions needed "to be fired".

Can you commit to discuss with the committee in a closed session the reasons for your recusal from the Russian Federation investigation?

Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement.

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