Attorney General Jeff Sessions agrees to appear before Senate intelligence committee
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 12, 2017,
Jun 12, 2017, 0:57
Tell me again how Hillary Clinton was too "untrustworthy" to be our president?
"The attorney -general was not silent; he responded to this comment by saying that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice needed to be careful about following appropriate policies regarding contacts with the White House", the statement said. The following day, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, and several top Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, demanded he resign.
So we were convinced - in fact, I think we'd already heard the career people were recommending that he recuse himself, that he was not going to be in contact with Russia-related matters much longer. Burr was an vocal supporter of Trump's candidacy and an official adviser to the campaign.
Comey, in his highly anticipated testimony about his firing by President Donald Trump, seemed to suggest the attorney general had an undisclosed Russian Federation problem.
Trump asked Sessions, along with other members of the Trump administration, to leave him and Comey alone after a counter-terrorism briefing February 14, one day after national security adviser Michael Flynn was sacked.
USA Today reports that Sessions' testimony is expected to be behind closed doors and to target the February 14 meeting in the oval office in which, according to former FBI Director James Comey, Sessions was asked to step out of the room to leave Comey and the president alone. "My sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving", Comey added.
The next day, Comey said, he implored Sessions never to leave him alone again with the president, but Sessions did not reply. The Senate panel is investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.
Lawmakers and critics have expressed concern about any possible role by Sessions in either sacking Comey, or in subverting the ongoing investigation by the FBI.
"There remain a number of questions about his own interactions with the Russians", Republican Senator Susan Collins told CNN.