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Russia probe: Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee

Washington: Attorney General Jeff Sessions has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.

In a letter to Senator Richard Shelby on Saturday, Sessions has written that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired FBI director James Comey.

File image of Jeff Sessions. Reuters

File image of Jeff Sessions. Reuters

Sessions had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before a Senate panel chaired by Shelby.

Sessions says it's clear the Russian investigation would become the focus of questioning.

Sessions recused himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the US.

He said during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.

Published Date: Jun 11, 2017 08:52 AM | Updated Date: Jun 11, 2017 08:52 AM

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