Trump Calls Former FBI Director Comey 'Cowardly' but Twitter Doesn't Buy It

Special Counsel Mueller Must Recuse from Comey Part of Inquiry

Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked Comey a series of questions about Sessions' involvement in the Russian Federation investigation during the two weeks between Trump expressing his "hope" that Comey could let go of the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Sessions' recusal from inquiries related to the election.

Pressure mounted at the start of the week following reports that Sessions offered his resignation to Trump because the President blamed Sessions for exacerbating his Russian Federation problems by recusing himself from the probe.

Questioned by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Former FBI Director James Comey dropped a hint about some kind of information with regards to Attorney General Sessions and the Russian Federation investigation, which Comey was convinced would lead to Sessions recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe. Is there any way to ask about it in open session?

The Justice Department ultimately agreed to a Tuesday public hearing in an attempt to show there's nothing to hide and nothing controversial about Sessions' interactions with Russian officials, officials said. He said he didn't have an answer.

But intelligence committee members at first were unaware of a planned hearing. Specifically, it revealed that Trump had asked Comey to "let go" the investigation of Flynn as part of a larger probe into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election. Memos that he had written in the course of his official government duties about privileged conversations with the President. Several media outlets have reported that Mr. Comey told the Intelligence Committee last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was examining whether Sessions met with Kislyak at a Washington hotel past year. As former US Attorney Preet Bharaa told George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" this past Sunday, "No one knows whether there is a provable case of obstruction of justice". The Justice Department has denied that, saying Sessions stressed to Comey the need to be careful about following appropriate policies. Multiple sources confirmed that the president was disappointed with the attorney general's recusal - a decision Trump only learned about minutes before it was announced in March. Comey wrote that Sessions did not reply to his request. "We've obviously pressed the White House", he said.

Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee who, with their Democratic colleagues, sent a letter to the White House on Friday demanding the president turn over any recordings with Comey within two weeks.

She said Sessions should also testify before the Judiciary Committee, because it was better suited to explore legal questions of possible obstruction.

Lawmakers, including Al Franken of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont, have asked the FBI to investigate and to determine if Sessions committed perjury when he denied having had meetings with Russians.

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