Attorney General Jeff Sessions fronts the House Intelligence Committee on Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions fronts the House Intelligence Committee on Russia

The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to interview Jeff Sessions behind closed doors today as part of a congressional investigation into Russia’s involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After initially denying he met with Russian officials, Sessions admitted he had met with then-Ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak while working with the Trump campaign. More recently, it emerged

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The House Intelligence Committee is scheduled to interview Jeff Sessions behind closed doors today as part of a congressional investigation into Russia’s involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

After initially denying he met with Russian officials, Sessions admitted he had met with then-Ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak while working with the Trump campaign. More recently, it emerged that Sessions was present at a March 2016 meeting during which foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos claimed he could arrange a meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Sessions’ interview comes amid speculation that former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is cooperating with former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s separate probe into the campaign. Flynn’s lawyers have stopped sharing information with Trump’s, suggesting that he could be providing information to Mueller in exchange for leniency regarding Flynn’s suspicious relationship with Turkey’s government.

Expect immediate developments in the investigation to focus on Flynn; it remains to be seen if any allegations of collusion will touch Trump himself. Any progress on that front will likely come from Mr Mueller’s independent investigation, not the House committee, which is divided by partisan agendas.

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