Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on this week to respond to former James Comey’s testimony about him last week.
“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,” he said in a statement.
He will appear in front of the committee on June 13.
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The Hill added:
“Sessions was originally supposed to testify in front of the House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees this week but said in a statement that he will send a deputy to that hearing instead after hearing that lawmakers would question him about the investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump administration.”