Sessions will also be prepared to describe the process of filling out his SF-86 security clearance form in 2016 - specifically, the advice he received from Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel that he didn't need to include all of the meetings he had with foreign officials in his capacity as a sitting senator, the source said.
The White House has denied any collusion with Moscow. In addition to his testimony, the fate of Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also in the air.
Questioned by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Former FBI Director James Comey dropped a hint about some kind of information with regards to Attorney General Sessions and the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey was convinced would lead to Sessions recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe.
Sessions' appearance is not without risk. At his January 10 confirmation hearing, under questioning by Sen. "And I don't have anything else to say about that".
Sessions is vulnerable in at least three areas.
Spicer is also refusing to say whether tapes exist of the president's conversations with FBI Director James Comey before Trump fired him. National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, both declined to discuss their own Trump communications during a hearing last week.
"My sense was the attorney general knew he shouldn't be leaving, which is why he was lingering", Comey said last week. After that failure to disclose came to light, Sessions defended himself and sent supplemental testimony to the Senate. Blumenthal is not a committee member but will sit in the audience, as he did last week when the committee heard the explosive testimony of dismissed FBI Director James Comey. Did you ask your deputy attorney general to write a memo recommending the firing of Comey?
"I should not be involved investigating a campaign I had a role in", he said. At his hearing, Comey was asked a key question by Sen.
Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador. But it didn't take long for Sessions's flat disavowal of knowledge of Trump campaign communications with Russian officials to fall apart.More news: Rex Tillerson urges Gulf states to ease Qatar blockade
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When it later emerged he had in fact had several meetings with Kislyak, some Democrats accused him of lying to Congress and demanded his resignation.
Sessions had been scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee to review funding for the Justice Department, which he heads.
"We were aware of facts I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his (Sessions') continued involvement in a Russian Federation investigation problematic", Comey said at the hearing.
However, questions about conversations with the Russian ambassador, for instance, would not fall under such a designation.
"What role did he play, if any, again in the Comey firing?" "What it is not to be used for is as some kind of tool to cover up conduct that is improper or illegal perhaps", Moore said. "I hope you can let this go".
The attorney general has also been the subject of rumors that he might leave the Trump administration.
Sessions, who has recused himself from the Justice Department's Russia probe due to his own contacts past year with Russian officials, had originally been thought to prefer a closed hearing to protect sensitive issues.
Washington, Jun 13 The visa ban is about national security and not against any religion, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said after a US appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised executive order imposing a travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations.
After Trump had cleared the room, Comey said Chief of Staff "Reince Priebus leaned in through the door by the grandfather clock and I could see a group of people waiting behind him".