AG Sessions wants public to 'hear truth' in Senate Intelligence meeting

AG Sessions wants public to 'hear truth' in Senate Intelligence meeting

AG Sessions wants public to 'hear truth' in Senate Intelligence meeting

Sessions was a key figure in James Comey's testimony: The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said the AG was one of those in the Oval Office on February 14 when President Trump dismissed his aides but asked Comey to stay behind. And Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., complained Sunday to Fox News Sunday that Trump "continues to diminish" the threat of Russian meddling. Also, why did Comey feel he couldn't trust Sessions?

Besides Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, Sessions is the highest-profile member of Trump's campaign and administration who we know met with Russians during the 2016 campaign and didn't disclose it. Sessions didn't disclose those meetings when he was asked, under oath, in his confirmation hearing.

Jack Reed, D-R.I., said he also has questions about Sessions' participation in Comey's firing - considering the firing came after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe.

As with little Alexander in one of the greatest children's books of all time, nothing's been going right for Donald Trump's attorney general.

The Texas Republican said that he was confident Sessions will put an end to the "myths" surrounding recent reports, with his testimony.

"I don't understand why the president just doesn't clear this matter up once and for all", said Collins, referring to the existence of any recordings. "'He is a good guy". Pressed on the issue Friday, Trump said "I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future".

As news of his testimony broke, Sessions attended a Cabinet meeting with Trump at the White House. But Comey testified last week that he thinks the Russian Federation probe was the driving force.

Spicer is also refusing to say whether tapes exist of the president's conversations with FBI Director James Comey before Trump fired him. Comey also testified that he later told Sessions that it was inappropriate for President Trump to speak alone with Comey. "He did not reply". While the Senate Intelligence Committee has received most of the publicity of late on the Russian Federation probe, the House Intelligence Committee has also been making noise, sending out subpoenas to some, and letters asking for cooperation to others.

What time: The hearing begins at 2:30 p.m. ET. It's important that the Senate Judiciary Committee, in addition to the Intelligence Committee, take a look at the Trump campaign's behavior and the ongoing cover-up.

Sessions was a leading opponent of the Senate's 2013 immigration overhaul, which he called too permissive.

Host George Stephanopoulos pressed the senator: "You're saying that even if what James Comey is saying is true, you don't see the evidence?" That offer appears to stand, though the timing remains "to be determined". He joined a bipartisan push to reduce federal sentencing disparities that treated crack cocaine offenses much more harshly than crimes related to powder cocaine, a disparity that disproportionally impacted minority communities.

Comey described the Oval Office meeting, before his one-on-one with Trump, as "a scheduled counterterrorism briefing". But he says the president "believes that the sooner we can get this addressed and dealt with" the better. Trump "should voluntarily turn them over", Collins said.

He said Trump reached out to him again after the inauguration but he refused to call back, shortly before he was sacked.

He testified that he soon left through that same door, walking by a group of people that included Priebus and Pence.

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