Chuck Schumer invites President Trump to testify before the Senate

Cheryl Sanders
June 14, 2017

He was an early and vocal supporter of Trump during the campaign, when most Republican lawmakers dismissed the candidate.

She added: "With all the noise, with all the intensity of the media coverage and obviously what makes headlines, ultimately we're really focused on why the American people elected Donald Trump as their president".

Judge Randolph Moss' order came the day before Sessions is due to testify in public before the Senate intelligence committee.

Sessions has been dogged by questions about possible additional encounters with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak.

Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings past year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak. The announcement of his testimony was made without comment from committee officials, who decline to say whether Sessions would be sworn to tell the truth. CNN reported in May that Sessions omitted any of these meetings from his SF-86.

President Donald Trump called James Comey "cowardly" and said he thought any leaked information coming from the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director could be "far more prevalent" than believed in his latest early morning Twitter jab.

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.

Comey testified last week that he had turned over all materials to Mueller's office. Comey did not state specifically what he disputed, and The New York Times stood by its story.

Comey said he responded that what he could offer was "honesty".

It will be Session's first time testifying before Congress since he became attorney general.

In an interview Monday on Fox News' "Fox & Friends", Ivanka Trump says political life still surprises her and that "there is a level of viciousness I was not expecting".

Comey said during his testimony that he hopes there were recording of their interactions. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) announced that the hearing would be public.

Conway also said Comey's testimony showed President Donald Trump was not under investigation.

They also want him to explain his role in the firing of Comey, despite the attorney general's recusal in March from the Russian Federation investigation following revelations of his meetings with Kislyak. According to Trump, in what could be an illegal move, Comey acted cowardly by leaking memos of their conversations to the press, while he was serving as Director FBI. He arrived in the job in February eager to launch ambitious efforts to combat violent crime and deport undocumented immigrants.

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