In addition to the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's role in US politics, special counsel Robert Mueller is leading an independent inquiry into Russia's meddling and potential links between Russians and the Trump campaign, after being appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday he wants his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be public.
That remark came after revelations emerged that Sessions had met with Russia's ambassador to the USA last year, despite testifying under oath during a confirmation hearing that he "did not have communications with the Russians". Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chair and ranking Democrat, jointly announced that Sessions would testify Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. ET "in open session". Feinstein said she was especially concerned after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to answer questions from the intelligence committee about possible undue influence by Trump.
He'll most likely be asked about his involvement in the Russia investigation and his undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador. He said at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.
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Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and Egypt have cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.
But intelligence committee members at first were unaware of a planned hearing. Memos that he had written in the course of his official government duties about privileged conversations with the President. As former US Attorney Preet Bharaa told George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" this past Sunday, "No one knows whether there is a provable case of obstruction of justice".
Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee who, with their Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the White House on Friday demanding the president turn over any recordings with Comey within two weeks.
A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday that the president was weighing whether to fire the special counsel now heading up the investigation, former FBI Director Robert Mueller.
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions.
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Christian served prison time after holding up employees at a convenience store with a gun in 2002, court records show. He faces two counts of aggravated murder , one count of attempted murder and an intimidation and weapons charge.
The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that he and the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he said he could not elaborate on.
"We want to get back to running our great country", Trump said at a White House news conference on Friday after a week that saw Washington and much of the country fixated on the damaging testimony of his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet".
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You've created a sensation out of nothing. "IP addresses? They can be invented, you know?" "Your lives must be boring". He used to be in the security services'". "It doesn't sound like a justification", Putin said. "That's it.