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    Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee June 13 (on Russia)

    ​Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 13 to answer questions on the Russia investigation, on the heels of ex-FBI Director James Comey's testimony.

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    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.

    In a letter Saturday to Sen. Richard Shelby, Sessions writes that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey.

    Sessions had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before a Senate panel chaired by Shelby. Sessions says it's clear the Russian investigation would become the focus of questioning.

    Sessions recused himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He said during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.


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    Sessions to testify publicly before Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday


    Jun 12, 2017, 11:38 AM ET

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    WATCH Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before Senate Intelligence Committee

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon in an open session, the committee announced Monday.

    Over the weekend, Sessions asked to appear before the Intelligence Committee instead of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, where he was expected to appear to discuss Department of Justice funding. In letters to the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies -- with whom Sessions was originally scheduled to appear Tuesday -- he wrote of the necessity to change his schedule following former FBI Director James Comey's hearing last week and an invitation to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    "In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum," wrote Sessions. "The Senate Intelligence Committee is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information."

    Senators had been pushing for Sessions to appear publicly to answer questions about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign.

    Lawmakers on the appropriations committees had indicated an interest in questioning Sessions on Russian meddling in last year's presidential election rather than on the Department of Justice's budget, as was scheduled, leading to the decision, according to the letters.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested he could resign amid rising tension with President Trump

    Comey gave Trump assurances about investigation, but questions remain

    On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his alleged interactions with President Donald Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct communication" between Trump and himself after the two shared a private dinner on Jan. 27 and a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on Feb. 14 that Comey found to be "inappropriate." Comey wrote that Sessions did not reply to his request.

    During Comey's appearance Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, asked Comey a series of questions about Sessions' involvement in the Russia investigation during the two weeks between Trump expressing his "hope" that Comey could let go of the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Sessions' recusal from inquiries related to the election.

    The attorney general cited his involvement in Trump's campaign for stepping away from the Russia investigation in March. His recusal announcement came days after it was revealed that he met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. on at least two occasions in 2016.

    Comey additionally expressed that FBI leadership believed Sessions would "inevitably" recuse himself and that they "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."

    Last week, ABC News learned that the relationship between Trump and Sessions had declined to the point that Sessions recently suggested he could resign. Multiple sources confirmed that the president was disappointed with the attorney general's recusal -- a decision Trump only learned about minutes before it was announced in March.

    Despite the report, White House principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to a question from a reporter that Trump "absolutely" has confidence in Sessions.

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will replace Sessions at the appropriations committees' hearing Tuesday.


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    Need to shut down the Special Counsel. Need to reverse the recusal, step up, take charge and fight these bastards united. They tricked you into a recusal over nothing to divide and attempt to conquer. Undo it, get back in the lead, defend this administration, this government, this President and the people who elected him.

    The only person who needs to recuse themselves from anything is: Robert Mueller, who is a Swamp Creature, who is best closest personal friends with Jim Comey. Jim Comey is the one who needs to be "under investigation" for illegal leaks out of the FBI to hurt our President while he was Director and as Ex-FBI Director leaking government work-product in violation of every rule in the book.

    Did Rob Rosenstein know of this close personal relationship with Comey? Maybe he didn't. Hard to imagine, but we'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he wrongfully thought that their relationship didn't matter because he didn't know Comey was the leaker, maybe he thought Mueller's "impeccable reputation", which is a bunch of fluff if you ask me, could rise above it. No, that seems to be the SWAMP thinking, that they can rise above their friendships, no they can't, they protect their friends and instead harass and frame innocent people to make names for themselves and in the case of Special Counsel, get rich hounding, harassing and trying to destroy people like Carter Page, Mike Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Jared Kushner and yes, the big prize in their eyes .... President Donald J Trump.

    Get real, people in Congress. See it for what it really is: the story of revenge by DemoQuacks and NeverTrumpers.
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