Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, possibly privately, as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. He has come out very quickly after the testimony by James Comey who cast suspicion on the Attorney General.
“In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey’s recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence,” Sessions said in a statement Saturday, “it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum.”
A possibly bitter Comey testified he deliberately leaked a now-missing memo to manipulate the Russia investigation and have a special counsel appointed. The special counsel chosen is a close friend of Comey’s Robert Mueller.
Mueller is hiring anti-Trump people, some have hid information from the defense in two major cases, Newt Gingrich said on Fox News Sunday today.
The system is sick and there is a “deep state”. Gingrich explains why the special counsel should be shut down — it’s tainted and the result of a manipulative FBI Director.
Sessions testimony will likely deal with accusations made against Comey, who he says lied under oath.
Because of his participation in the Trump campaign, Sessions decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Comey suggested there was a sketchy undisclosed reason for Sessions’ recusal.
“We also were aware of facts that I can’t discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic,” the former FBI director said.
Comey also testified that he wasn’t aware of “any kind of memorandum issued from the Attorney General or the Department of Justice to the FBI outlining the parameters of [the Attorney General’s] recusal.”
However, that was not true. Sessions’ chief of staff sent an email on March 2 to Comey and several other officials that specifically outlined the reason.
Comey also testified that when he told Sessions that he should prevent any “future direct communication between the President and me,” the attorney general didn’t reply. That wasn’t true either. AG Sessions has a letter to prove he responded.