Will He Regret This? Sessions To Testify This Week In Front Of Senate Intel Committee
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was originally supposed to testify in front of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees this week, will now be testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in response to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony about him last week.
Sessions decided not to take part in testifying in front of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees because he heard lawmakers would be questioning him about the investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump administration.
Sessions has now decided to testify this week in front of 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,” he said in a statement.
According to Comey’s testimony, Sessions might have had a third meeting with the Russian ambassador during the course of the Trump campaign.
Sessions had recused himself from the Russia investigation in March after it was revealed that he did not disclose the first two meetings he had with the Russian ambassador.
He will appear in front of the committee on June 13.
JUST IN: Jeff Sessions sending a deputy in his place to appropriations hearing Tuesday, but will appear before Senate Intel June 13 pic.twitter.com/X2wMqj84fD
— Matt Zapotosky (@mattzap) June 10, 2017