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Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public


Mr. Sessions landed in hot water in March, after the Washington Post revealed he met twice a year ago with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak - despite telling the Senate during his January confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Dick Durbin is hoping Attorney General Jeff Sessions has answers to a number of questions when he testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, as the panel continues its investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. The attorney general may also face questions on this.A Justice Department spokeswoman said Sessions requested the open setting because "he believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him."Media reports last week said Sessions offered to resign because of tensions with Trump over his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation probe".

To return to my opening question with another rhetorical question, is it even possible to be too cynical about anything in Donald Trump's orbit?

In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again.

New questions about Sessions were raised last week, after former FBI Director James Comey said that he and other leaders at the agency had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did - and that the reasons behind that thinking are classified.

Last week, Mr. Comey seemed to suggest there was more to it.

"It depends on the scope of the questions", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said when asked whether Sessions would invoke executive privilege. Questioned by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Former FBI Director James Comey dropped a hint about some kind of information with regards to Attorney General Sessions and the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey was convinced would lead to Sessions recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe.

Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions. He said that he would testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee instead, though it was unclear initially if the hearing would be open or closed to the public.

On Wednesday, Comey released his planned opening statement to the committee which included his request of Sessions that the attorney general "prevent any future direct communication" between himself and Trump.

Travel ban critics say Trump is hurting his case
Jadwat concluded with what amounted to, more or less, the mirror image of the concern Conway expressed about Trump's tweets. On CNN , Gorka said he finds it really disappointing to hear mainstream media "obsess" about Trump's tweets.

Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe the next day.

Trump made his frustration known publicly on Twitter on June 5, when he criticized Sessions's office for the way it acted on the president's travel ban on visitors from some Muslim-majority countries. Sessions, a former senator, later issued a clarification saying he had met with the ambassador. Trump has said publicly in an NBC News interview that he fired Comey because of "this Russian Federation thing", though White House spokespersons had previously denied that there was a connection between Comey's firing and the Russian Federation investigation.

As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it expected Sessions testimony to be closed but said the final decision was up to the committee.

What was your involvement in the decision to fire James Comey?

That remark came after revelations emerged that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the USA last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". "I hope you can let this go". "And - but I did not tell him about the Flynn part".

The White House, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

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