Mr. Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m., has the potential for high drama as the Russian Federation probe continues to dominate USA politics, sidelining President Trump's domestic agenda.
Comey also told senators that Sessions is vulnerable in the Russia probe because he may have a third, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a key figure in the investigation; Sessions disclosed only two contacts with Kislyak during his confirmation process, the reason the attorney general later gave for recusing from the investigation. You can tell how little Donald Trump's lawyer trusts his client because when asked point-blank whether America could count on Trump, at the very least, not firing the special counsel investigating Russian election hacking and its potential ties to members of the Trump campaign Donald Trump's lawyer could not promise that wouldn't happen.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence committee Tuesday will be open to the public.
Five days later a report emerged citing a personal memo written by Comey that added new details to the meetings. Feinstein said she was especially concerned after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to answer questions from the intelligence committee about possible undue influence by Trump.
Comey also has said Sessions did not respond when he complained he didn't "want to get time alone with the president again". The committee shortly after said the hearing would be open.
Comey told the intelligence committee in a closed session that Sessions may have had a third, undisclosed interaction with Russia's ambassador to the USA, according to people familiar with the briefing.
"Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive", Sekulow said on ABC's "This Week".
As late as Sunday, the Justice Department signaled it expected Sessions testimony to be closed but said the final decision was up to the committee.
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that he and the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he said he could not elaborate on.
[O] n Sunday, ABC's George Stephanopoulos asked Trump attorney Jay Sekulow whether the president would pledge not to interfere or order the attorney general to fire Mueller.
Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee who, with their Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the White House on Friday demanding the president turn over any recordings with Comey within two weeks.
"The way that it was handled, with no follow-up, with no other press, with no other return to that topic, It looks like what I called a pretty light touch" Lankford also said on "Face the Nation" in reference to the February 14 conversation.
Did he do anything after being asked by Comey?