Reed said he also wants to know if Sessions had more meetings with Russian officials as a Trump campaign adviser than have been disclosed.
Trump has denied Comey's version of events. POTUS took to Twitter to trash DOJ and the revisions on his "travel ban" after the latest London attack, and reportedly is angry Sessions recused himself from Russian Federation probes. Why did he do that, and why shouldn't Trump's repeated one-on-one interactions with Comey pose a reason for concern? "Comey is just lucky that Trump didn't try the old hole-in-a-bucket-of-popcorn trick".
It is hard to determine who is being truthful between Trump and Comey, Kinzinger said. Is that true - if so why didn't he act? Sessions has called those allegations "false charges", said they were hurtful and has tried to move past them.
It has never been clear how Sessions could have recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, but still involved himself in the decision to fire the FBI director, given that the decision to fire Comey was directly linked to the Russian Federation investigation.
Of special interest will be Comey's assertion that he told Sessions after the meeting that he never again wanted to be left alone with the president. "The Senate and the American people deserve to know exactly what involvement with the Russian investigation he had before his recusal, what safeguards are in place to prevent his meddling, and why he felt it was appropriate to recommend the firing of Director Comey when he was leading that investigation".
He said the FBI became "aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make (Sessions') continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic".
Senators had been pushing for Sessions to appear publicly to answer questions about his contacts with Russian officials during the campaign.
SPICER: He was actually specifically asked whether or not he would talk to Director Mueller.
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"You can only do less with less", replied Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who criticized the cuts in jobs programs for Americans who need the most help finding work.
1. How many times did Sessions meet with Sergey Kislyak?
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions.
Senate Democrats have been champing at the bit for more than a month now to get an answer to what exactly Sessions meant when he said he was recusing himself.
The committee shortly after said the hearing would be open. Sessions, a former senator, later issued a clarification saying he had met with the ambassador.
The fallout from last week's Senate Intelligence committee hearing with former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey continues.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will replace Sessions at the appropriations committees' hearing Tuesday.
Sessions will therefore have to walk a tightrope to both satisfy his boss, Donald Trump, and remove the political target on his back.