The House and Senate Intelligence Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee are in the midst of their investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The White House shrugged off a new lawsuit Monday that alleges President Trump violated anti-corruption laws because his businesses accept money from foreign governments, saying the lawsuit was a partisan attack.
When asked whether the president is okay with Sessions testifying in an open setting, Spicer said, “I think he’s going to testify”.
It would be hard for Sessions to avoid talking about his past meetings with Russia’s US ambassador Sergey Kislyak, since he already was forced to acknowledge contacts after it was revealed he hadn’t disclosed them to the Senate during his confirmation.
“I don’t know the answer to that question”. The president himself has publicly described his version of those conversations.
Executive privilege isn’t absolute and can be challenged in court. “It’s nearly become comical if it’s not so scary – that there’s the voice from the White House saying we’re going to look under the couch cushions”.
Sessions’ testimony comes the week after ousted FBI Director James Comey testified before the same committee.
As CNSNews.com reported, Sessions requested that the hearing be public, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman.
‘No collusion, no obstruction.
Trump said last week his administration would take measures “very soon” to stop foreign firms from selling steel in the U.S.at artificially low prices.