Every word former FBI Director James Comey uttered about President Donald Trump and his administration is about to be publicly rebutted with facts and truth.
And it’ll be done by none other than Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Daily Caller reports:
On Tuesday, Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee about recent claims made by James Comey.
Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia probe in March, had been scheduled to testify before the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees next week. But in letters to the chairmen of those panels, Sessions says he has instead accepted an invitation to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
“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,” Sessions told Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby and Texas Rep. John Culberson.
“The Senate Intelligence Committee is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will instead testify before the appropriations panels, Sessions said.
Sessions can be expect to be asked about his role in Comey’s May 9 firing. He will also likely be asked about an exchange he had with Comey in mid-February after the then-FBI chief had a one-one-one Oval Office meeting with Trump.
Comey testified that Trump asked him in that meeting to close an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He discussed the meeting with Sessions shortly afterward, he testified. Sessions and other administration officials had been in the Oval Office when Trump asked everyone but Comey to leave. Comey testified that he asked Sessions to never leave him alone with Trump again because it was inappropriate. He says he did not tell Sessions about Trump’s request regarding Flynn.
Trump denies Comey’s claims and says he is willing to testify under oath to dispute them.