Watch Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Sessions requested an open hearing, though it’s not clear what he will address in his televised testimony.
The attorney general, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump on the campaign trail, has recused himself from the DOJ Russia investigation. He has acknowledged two meetings last year with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak.
Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russia inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey.
Comey also said he told Sessions that he did not want to be left alone with Trump, because he didn’t think it was appropriate for the president and the FBI director to have private meetings. The FBI is part of the Justice Department that Sessions heads.
“(Sessions) believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee’s questions,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said Monday.
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