Sen. Angus King: Sessions Should Testify Before Senate Intel Panel In Public

Trump raised the possibility of tapes last month after firing Comey. The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity.

His re-election campaign says the event will take place June 21 at an arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

"The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public", Justice Department spokesman Sarah Isgur Flores said. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said.

Spicer is also refusing to say whether tapes exist of the president's conversations with FBI Director James Comey before Trump fired him. Comey spoke of receiving pressure from President Donald Trump to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public. "He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee's questions tomorrow".

Democrats didn't want Sessions to use a secret Intelligence Committee hearing to get out of public testimony over the question of his participating in firing FBI Director James Comey, and over whether he had an undisclosed meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign has sparked questions, agreed Saturday, June 10, to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election. Sessions is expected to face sharp questioning from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. He said under oath at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.

The announcement caps the drama that started over the weekend when Sessions canceled two appearances Tuesday, citing former Comey's blistering testimony last week. Some senators on the committee are concerned that the attorney general is trying to avoid public testimony, CNN reported Sunday night.

Conway stressed that Democratic Sen.

After a February 14 meeting in the Oval Office in which Comey charges that President Trump said he hoped the FBI director would "let go" of the investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn, Comey said he went to see Sessions and asked the attorney general to not leave him alone with the president again.

  • Leroy Wright