Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstruct investigation

Last week, Comey appeared before the same committee and shared that he and members of the FBI leadership team did not discuss President Donald Trump's alleged request for the FBI director's loyalty as the group believed Sessions would inevitably recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

Mr Sessions also repeatedly refused to answer questions about his private conversations with the president.

Senators are also expected to ask Sessions why, after recusing himself from the Russian Federation inquiry, he signed a letter last month recommending that President Trump fire Comey.

Sessions also has angrily denied there were problems related to his decision to recuse himself from the FBI's investigation into Russian activities during the election.

It comes just five days after former FBI Director James Comey appeared before the same committee, during which he claimed Trump fired him to undermine the agency's Russian probe.

Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the hearing.

He added: "Sen. Franken asked me a rambling question, after some six hours of testimony, that included dramatic, new allegations that the United States intelligence community has advised President-elect (Donald) Trump that there was continuing exchange of information during the campaign between Trump's surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government".

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Comey told Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) that he did not go to Sessions about the content of his conversations with Donald Trump because Session's recusal was coming "for a variety of reasons".

Lawmakers, including Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate and to determine if Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians.

Sessions never heard Trump show any interest in Russian hacking before the inauguration. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote the justification for Comey's firing - his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation - and Sessions wrote the memo recommending Comey's ouster to Mr. Trump. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., whether Sessions "lingered" because he knew he wasn't supposed to leave Comey alone with Trump, Sessions ducked: "What I did recall is I did depart", Sessions said, "and Director Comey was sitting in front of the president's desk and they were talking".

The White House on Monday suggested Sessions could invoke executive privilege during his testimony depending on "the scope of the questions".

Sessions is the most senior member of Trump's administration caught up in the controversy over whether associates of the president colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win the election. Asked whether he would ever take any action to remove Mueller, Sessions said, "I would not think that would be appropriate for me to do".

"Well, some of that leaked out of the committee that he said in closed session", Sessions said. But Sessions said he had no recollection of that.

Sessions is likely to be asked about his conversations with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and whether there were more encounters that should have been made public.

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