WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to testify Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where he is likely to again draw sharp questions about his and other former Trump campaign aides’ dealings with Russians leading up to the 2016 election.
In recent weeks, unsealed court documents have called into question the attorney general’s previous testimony about his interactions with Russians, and his knowledge of others’ interactions, when he was an official with the Trump campaign. Democrats have said they plan to ask Sessions about what they see as the discrepancies, some of which he has yet to address publicly.
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., said in a speech on the Senate floor Monday that he wants Sessions to come back before the Senate Judiciary Committee and answer more questions about the matter.
“It is equally clear that the attorney general concealed his own contacts with Russian officials, and he has failed to correct the record even when given multiple opportunities to do so,” Leahy said, adding, “It is time we hear the whole story.”
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From Republicans, Sessions is likely to face inquiries on a host of matters they want investigated – including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the controversial sale of a uranium company to Russia.
On Monday, the attorney general sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., saying that he had directed senior federal prosecutors to explore at least some of the matters, then report back to him and his top deputy on whether any of them necessitated the appointment of a second special counsel.
Testimony before Congress has proved to be something of a thorn in Sessions’s side. At his confirmation hearing to be attorney general, Sessions claimed he “did not have communications with the Russians” during …read more
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