Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee regarding the investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
In a letter sent to Sen. Richard Shelby on Saturday, Sessions said his decision to testify comes after last week’s appearance in the Senate panel of fired FBI Director James Comey.
“In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey’s recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum,” the attorney general said.
The Daily Caller reports:
It is not clear whether Sessions will talk to the intelligence committee in an open or closed setting. But his letter suggests that he expects to face questions about Comey’s statements on Thursday about the reasons for Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.
Sessions is scheduled to appear in front of the committee on Tuesday, June 13.
Comey suggested to lawmakers on Thursday that Sessions may have had additional Russian contacts.
Sessions recused himself from overseeing the investigation into the Russian meddling after The Washington Post reported he had undisclosed meetings Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.