Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose contacts with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign have sparked questions, agreed Saturday to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the election.
Ousted FBI Director James Comey's testimony last week heavily implicated Session in multiple matters related to the Russian Federation investigation and called into question how thorough his recusal has been from matters relating to the 2016 presidential campaign.
"This to me is smoke but there's no fire - the reason the Democrats must keep it alive is because they have no fire anywhere", said Stone, who said Sessions can ascribe any conversations with Kislyak to his work as a former member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He said the Senate Intelligence Committee is the best place to answer those questions.
Russian Federation has denied interfering in the US election.
But Trump's denunciations of Comey have only fueled demands that the president - who has denied asking for loyalty or urging that the investigation be shelved - give his account under oath. If you go back to Comey's testimony of last week, he was asked why the Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership had not briefed Sessions on some of the conversations that Comey had with President Trump.
It would be "fitting" for the attorney general to appear before Judiciary, Feinstein, the top Democrat on that panel, said on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday.
In addition to Sessions' possible testimony, the question remains whether or not Trump taped his conversations with Comey. Reed said Sessions would be asked about any undeclared meetings he might have had with Russians.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is wanted for questioning by some Democratic senators to discuss more potential undisclosed meetings with Russian officials and whether he committed perjury during his confirmation hearing in January. And she says the president should voluntarily hand them over to the Senate Intelligence committee and the special counsel. "Totally illegal?" Trump said in a tweet.
President Donald Trump is predicting that former FBI Director James Comey's "leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible". "The only two people who know what happened in those meetings are the president and James Comey", Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox.
-Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said he would take Trump up on his offer to testify under oath about his conversations with Comey, inviting the president to testify before the Senate.
Trump alluded to "tapes" in a May tweet.
Sessions stepped aside in March from the federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the campaign after acknowledging that had met twice previous year with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. He had told lawmakers at his January confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.
"You may be the first president in history to go down because you can't stop inappropriately talking about an investigation that if you just were quiet, would clear you", Graham said on CBS.