Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in early March, after it came to light that he had not disclosed two pre-election meetings with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak during his confirmation hearings. Sessions will get questions five days after former FBI Director James ComeyÂ´s testimony, who at the public hearing before the Senate accused the U.S. government of slandering him after his layoff on May 9.
Senator Richard Burr tweeted that the hearing will begin at 2:30 pm in open session.
During his televised testimony on Thursday, Comey that Sessions, a former 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, CNN reported.
"I knew there might come a day when I needed a record of what happened", he said, adding he never felt the need to document his meetings with former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Senator Ron Wyden of OR, a Democrat who also sits on that panel, said the American public had the right to hear the attorney general's answers.
Here we go again with the LeBron-is-leaving-Cleveland talk
But the Durant-led Warriors are not the 2016 Warriors, which seems to shorten the window on James delivering more championships. LeBron James on a fast break is pretty much the scariest thing going on these days in the National Basketball Association .
Trump's getting-back-to-work photo op kicked off a week in which he's under siege due to the Russian Federation investigation.
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.
Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings a year ago with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month.
"You need to testify before both in public", Mr. Leahy said in a tweet.
Senators Lindsey Graham of SC and Dianne Feinstein of California, the Republican chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, also called on Mr. Sessions to appear before their committee.
Lankford appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation".
"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.