Ses­sions’ Tues­day tes­ti­mony will be pub­lic

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — An­drea No­ble

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions will tes­tify pub­licly Tues­day be­fore the Se­nate Se­lect Com­mit­tee on In­tel­li­gence, where law­mak­ers are ea­ger to ask him about his in­ter­ac­tions with Rus­sian of­fi­cials and his re­cusal from the probe of Moscow’s in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 elec­tion.

Jus­tice De­part­ment spokes­woman Sarah Is­gur Flores said Mon­day that Mr. Ses­sions re­quested the hear­ing be an open for­mat be­cause “he be­lieves it is im­por­tant for the Amer­i­can peo­ple to hear the truth di­rectly from him.”

When Mr. Ses­sions an­nounced his in­ten­tion to ap­pear be­fore the com­mit­tee in a let­ter to law­mak­ers over the week­end it was unclear whether the hear­ing would be con­ducted be­hind closed doors — prompt­ing some Democrats to cry foul.

Tues­day’s hear­ing fol­lows for­mer FBI Di­rec­tor James B. Comey’s dra­matic tes­ti­mony be­fore the same com­mit­tee last week, when he raised in­trigue by telling law­mak­ers that FBI of­fi­cials had ex­pected Mr. Ses­sion would re­cuse him­self from all Rus­sia-re­lated is­sues “for a va­ri­ety of rea­sons.”

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