WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying for the first time Tuesday since he recused himself from the Justice Department’s probe into Russia’s meddling in last year’s election and since the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“Mr. Sessions, this is your opportunity to separate fact from fiction and to set the record straight on a number of allegations reported in the press,” said Sen. Richard Burr, chairman of the committee.
Burr said he hopes the testimony addresses the following issues:
- Did Sessions have any meetings with Russian officials or their proxies on behalf of the Trump campaign or during his time as attorney?
- What was Sessions’ involvement with candidate Trump’s foreign policy team and possible interactions with Russians?
- Why did Sessions recuse yourself from the United States’ Russia investigation?
- What role, if any, did Sessions play in the firing of James Comey?
This testimony marks the 10th open hearing held by the Senate Intelligence Committee this year, half of which have been focused on Russia, Burr said.
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