Coons wants Comey, Ses­sions to tes­tify be­fore his panel also

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION - — Sally Per­sons

Sen. Christo­pher A. Coons on Wed­nes­day called for both At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions and for­mer FBI Di­rec­tor James B. Comey to ap­pear be­fore the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee.

“I think the for­mer FBI di­rec­tor and the at­tor­ney gen­eral should ap­pear be­fore the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee. We have ju­ris­dic­tion over the FBI, over the Depart­ment of Jus­tice,” Mr. Coons said on MSNBC.

The Delaware Demo­crat said he was both­ered by the mul­ti­ple ex­pla­na­tions given for Mr. Comey’s fir­ing and Mr. Ses­sions’ han­dling of the is­sue.

“We have not had the at­tor­ney gen­eral in front of us. We have not had the op­por­tu­nity to ques­tion Jeff Ses­sions ei­ther about the on­go­ing oper­a­tions about the Depart­ment of Jus­tice un­der his lead­er­ship, [for] which he is sup­posed to ap­pear be­fore us about ev­ery year, or about this … is­sue re­lat­ing to the fir­ing of Jim Comey,” Mr. Coons said.

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