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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday, June 13, at 2:30 pm. The hearing will be open to the public and livestreamed on the Senate Intelligence Committee's website and on Vox's YouTube.

Sessions has come under serious scrutiny from senators -- especially Senate Democrats -- over his failure to disclose meetings with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the confirmation process.

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During his confirmation hearings, Sessions denied having any contacts with Russian officials; after he was confirmed, however, it was revealed that he had met with Kislyak twice during the 2016 presidential campaign. As a result, Sessions recused himself from involvement in the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's contacts with Russian officials.

However, Sessions was closely involved in Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey in May -- which Trump later said was a result of Comey's role in the Russia investigation (contradicting the official White House narrative) -- raising questions about whether Sessions had violated the terms of his recusal.

The possibility that Sessions failed to mention repeated contacts with the Russian ambassador in his vetting forms and confirmation hearings raises the possibility that it was a deliberate omission on Sessions's part -- which means he may have committed perjury when he testified under oath in his confirmation hearing that he'd had no contact with the Russian government.

It also raises questions about what else might not be known about Sessions's role in what Comey and others have portrayed as inappropriate pressure from the White House in the Russia investigation.

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Live at the link..... or as live as Sessions gets.

Burr, a Trump campaigner, is giving him his initial softballs... so to speak.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-13 03:17 PM | Reply

Warner is grilling him like Jeffy does Polish sausage at the BBQ grill.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-13 03:25 PM | Reply

I hope someone asks him to explain his populist position on imprisoning as many people as he possibly can.

The elitist democrats ignored the cries of rural Americans that not enough of their children, mothers, fathers, siblings, and random other family members were in jail over plants and they paid for it at the ballot box!

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-06-13 03:42 PM | Reply

"Is the Justice Department obligated to preserve any recordings taken place in the White House?"

"I don't know, probably yes."

Are you kidding me?!!!!!!

#4 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-13 03:49 PM | Reply

"Stonewall" Sessions isn't stonewalling?

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-13 03:52 PM | Reply

In you window?

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-13 03:53 PM | Reply

SO... the Pres hasn't asserted Exec Priv, but Sessions is asserting it for him by not answering?

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-13 04:17 PM | Reply

#7

As a lawyer you have to protect a privilege for your "client" at all peril to yourself, which is probably why he took that position.

That being said, Sessions did seem to relish going on the offensive when it seemed to suit his purposes. I have always thought he was sketchy, his testimony today only confirmed that feeling.

#8 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-06-13 06:43 PM | Reply

Sessions was just protecting the "Predisent".

After all Trump is going to testify under oath you know.

Right after he tells us whether there are tapes.

And we will be very disappointed. Or so we have been told.

(I guess Trump doesn't realize we are already very disappointed.)

"Lordy, I hope there are tapes!"

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-13 06:45 PM | Reply

To be fair, I am pretty surprised that this wasn't immediately on the front page...this was, by far, the biggest political story of the day.

Is RCade okay?

#10 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2017-06-14 01:03 AM | Reply

He's fine, he's just been picketing in front of Aldi all day.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-06-14 01:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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