Sessions to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

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Some Republicans now are arguing that Sessions isn't the first attorney general to inject politics in an investigation, pointing to testimony last week that Loretta Lynch urged Comey to call the probe into Clinton's e-mail practice a "matter" rather than "investigation". Either way, his turn on the hot seat is certain to be another closely-watched event in a presidency that has often played out like a reality television series.

On Comey's accusations that Trump pressed him to drop the FBI investigation of Flynn, Bharara said "no one knows right now whether there is a provable case of obstruction" of justice.

The last time Sessions testified was his confirmation hearing in January.

He also recused himself from his own agency's Russian Federation probe.

The U.S. attorney general requested to appear before that committee instead of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, which he was originally scheduled to appear before on Tuesday.

Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe back in March, after admitting he hadn't disclosed two meetings with the Russian ambassador in 2016.

Sessions will face questions about his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the USA during the presidential campaign.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing on Tuesday before the Senate intelligence committee, chairman Richard Burr announced Monday. [Al] Franken [D-Minn.]. I want to know why, if he was recused from the Russian Federation investigation, he played any role in the dismissal of FBI Director Comey.

Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.

However, during his testimony and in answering senators' questions, Sessions is prepared to address some outstanding lines of inquiry regarding the Russian Federation investigation and his time as attorney general.

Intelligence Committee members will also likely ask Sessions about a possible third undisclosed meeting with Kislyak that is now under investigation, according to media reports.

What was Comey referring to last week about Sessions?

Here's what you need to know about Sessions before he testifies.

Sessions may also be questioned about the termination of former FBI Director James Comey, who testified last week before the committee. Trump also expressed frustrations with Sessions, one of his earliest high-profile campaign backers.

Warren emphatically believes that Sessions' involvement in Comey's dismissal would be a violation of his recusal. "But all the information about his contacts with the Russian ambassador - which I think were either routine or harmless - nevertheless, were not articulated truthfully at the time that they should have been".

Comey testified that the FBI investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign did not extend to Trump himself during the time Comey was leading the FBI.

The New York City federal prosecutor who expected to remain on the job when Trump took office but ended up being fired said he was made uncomfortable by one-on-one interactions with the president - just like Comey was.

He did not explicitly endorse Sessions' appearance, saying in response to a question, "We're aware of it, and we'll go from there".

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