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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee

In a letter on Saturday Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee to address the details talked about in former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony last Thursday, according to Reuters. Democrats have also indicated that they plan to question Sessions extensively.

Sessions is scheduled to meet with the committee on Tuesday but it is not currently clear if it will be a public testimony or a closed-door discussion. “In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey’s recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum,” Sessions said in the letter, according to Reuters.

He added that the committee “is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information.” Though Sessions recused himself from all matters pertaining to the ongoing investigation into President Donald Trump’s alleged campaign ties with the Russian government and any possible interference in the 2016 election, Comey indicated in his testimony last week that there may have been a third meeting between Sessions and Russia’s Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that was not reported.

“There’s a real question of the propriety of the attorney general participating in that in any way, shape or form,” Jack Reed D-R.I., said on Fox News, according to Reuters.

Last week the White House refused to acknowledge whether or not they still had confidence in Sessions and Comey’s testimony has only created more smoke regarding the type of role the attorney general has in the investigation.

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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Source: Salon: in-depth news, politics, business, technology & culture > Politics

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