Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Raquel Nash
June 14, 2017

Warren said she is looking forward to finding out more about Sessions' role in Comey's firing, although the White House suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony depending on "the scope of the questions". But suddenly on Saturday, the Justice Department announced that Sessions would instead talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

A day before Comey appeared before the Senate intelligence panel, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, also members of Trump's Cabinet, took the stand. As mentioned above, since Attorney General Sessions is not testifying at hearings on the Justice Department budget, he'll be replaced by the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein - who appointed Robert Mueller as Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe. He recused himself in March from a federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and Donald Trump's presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice a year ago with the ambassador.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing to face former Senate colleagues over his role in the controversy around ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

Sessions is expected to be asked tomorrow if there is a recording system in the White House - Trump having tweeted after sacking Comey that he'd better hope there are no tapes of his conversations with Trump before Comey thinks about talking publicly about his sacking. Kasowitz has declared Trump "completely vindicated" by Comey's assertion that he told the president he was not personally a target of the FBI's investigation into whether the campaign coordinated with Russian Federation during the election.

"I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible".

Sessions said it was great to be there to attest to the support Trump has from law enforcement "all over America. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'" Trump tweeted on Sunday.

Pointing to discrepancies between what Comey has said and what Trump has said, Schumer said this is an opportunity to clear up the cloud over this presidency - the Democratic Party's "Campaign of Resistance" notwithstanding.

"We have to keep in mind that this is one person's record of what happened".

Several Republican lawmakers also criticized Comey for disclosing memos he had written in the aftermath of his private conversations with Trump, calling that action "inappropriate". "If there aren't tapes, he should let that be known".

Trump's tendency to bring up the Russian Federation investigation, whether by insulting Comey or hinting at the existence of tapes, has created a headache for Republicans who want to focus on the party's priorities such as healthcare and tax reform. Mr. Schumer said. "It doesn't seem to stand up well to me".

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday accused Trump of getting in the way of his own agenda.

Other reports by TheDigitalNewspaper

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