US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is to Testify in an Open Hearing of the US Senate Intel Committee at 2:30 pm Eastern Daylight Time today. According to C-Span: “JUNE 13, 2017 Attorney General Testimony on Russia Investigation Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee to respond to last week’s testimony from former FBI Director James Comey and answer questions on the ongoing Russia investigation by the congressional panel. Airing LIVE Tuesday, Jun 13 2:30pm EDT on C-SPAN3”
https://www.c-span.org/video/?429875-1/attorney-general-sessions-set-respond-comey-testimony You should be able to watch it live online at the C-span.org web site and probably at the Senate intel web site.
From Reuters: “Sessions to face questions on Russia, Comey in high-stakes Senate hearing Posted:Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:40:56 -0400
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions on Tuesday about his dealings with Russian officials and whether he intentionally misled Congress as a Senate panel investigates the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. ” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/gBCxZ0M__8c/us-usa-trump-russia-idUSKBN19415A
Trump appears to have intimidated FBI director Comey. If so, how much easier to intimidate AG Sessions. Furthermore, Jeff Sessions appears to be the perfect fall-guy for Trump, because it’s still politically correct to hate white southerners and because of Sessions’ animated expressions that make him look like a cat who ate the canary. If he has been threatened by Trump or Putin, it’s not clear that a public hearing is the best place for him to testify, however. It is possible, of course, that Sessions bought into the lie of Putin as the savior of Christendom.
The US DOJ is accused by watchdog group, CREW, of foot-dragging regarding a freedom of information request (FOIA) for the documentation related to Sessions’ recusal from the Russia-Trump campaign collusion investigation.
Thus, CREW has filed suit to force the US DOJ to expedite production of FOIA documents related to Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia investigation, as discussed below. These pages are followed by Sessions’ recusal statement and the more recent DOJ statement re Comey.
Several pages from CREW v DOJ FOIA Case 1:17-cv-00599-APM Document 10-1 Filed 06/01/17 16 pages
(Emphasis our own.)
entire document: https://s3.amazonaws.com/storage.citizensforethics.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/01175935/Dkt.-10-11.pdf
Times for full processing under Obama: https://www.justice.gov/oip/page/file/920596/download
March 2 2017 attorney-general-sessions-statement-recusal
June 8 2017 department-justice-issues-statement-testimony-former-fbi-director-james-comey