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Looking ahead to Sessions open hearing on Russia, obstruction of justice

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testifies during his confirmation hearing to be Attorney General of the US before the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 10, 2017, in Washington, DC. MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing to answer questions about potential Trump campaign collusion with Russia, as well as whether Trump obstructed justice.

In March, the Washington Post reported that Sessions met with Russian envoys in 2016 and did not disclose this during his confirmation, after which Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. The Committee likely want to know more about those meetings, to assess whether they’re suspicious or within the realm of typical campaign procedure.

The Committee will also question him about the moment when Trump asked Sessions to leave the Oval Office so he could, according to Comey’s testimony, let go of the Flynn investigation.

We bring you up to speed and take you to conservative and liberal analysis of what to expect in the Committee hearing later today.


Phil Ewing, national security editor for NPR; he tweets @philewing

Mike Fuchs, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; He served as deputy national security director for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign

John Malcolm, vice president for the Institute for Constitutional Government at the Heritage Foundation; he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division from 2001 to 2004, where he oversaw sections on computer crime, domestic security along with other areas

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