Attorney General Sessions to Face U.S. Senate Panel in Public

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify publicly to a Senate panel on Tuesday, the committee’s chairman said, setting up another potentially dramatic congressional hearing on possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

Sessions is likely to face questions by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his dealings with Russian officials during the campaign and whether he had a role in firing former FBI Director James Comey, who testified last week before the same panel.

Until the panel chairman’s statement on Monday, it had been unclear whether Sessions would testify in an open or closed setting.

Comey told the panel last Thursday that the FBI had information in mid-February on Sessions that would have made it “problematic” for him to continue leading a federal probe into Russian attempts to influence the presidential election.

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