Leading up to James Comey’s public hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the media and political pundits were buzzing like I’ve never seen before. In what was likely the most-viewed public Congressional hearing in our history, James Comey testified that President Trump had asked him for loyalty and to end the FBI investigation into Michael Flynn. While the President himself claims the testimony vindicated him, most within the political spectrum saw it as the opposite.
Well, here we are, just under a week removed from this historic hearing and another public hearing has been scheduled, and may rival Comey’s in terms of viewership. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been scheduled to appear in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow, June 13th at 2:30 PM EST.
While there had been questions over whether or not the hearing would be private or public, and those on the left have been pushing for a public hearing, Sessions and the DOJ today have agreed that a public hearing would in fact be best.
The DOJ said in a statement, “The Attorney General has requested that this hearing be public. He believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him and looks forward to answering the committee’s questions tomorrow.”
Some of the questions which could be asked of Sessions tomorrow will revolve around his role in the private dinner meeting between Trump and Comey and why he left the FBI Director alone with the President. Other questions will likely pop up regarding Session’s meetings with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. While Sessions only admitted to meeting twice with Kislyak, sources close to the matter have suggested that there were actually three meetings in total. Did Sessions lie under oath?
It will be interesting to see if the Attorney General will answer questions directly and openly like James Comey did last week or if he will sidestep them. Regardless, this could be a pivotal turning point in the Trump Campaign/Russia investigation as Sessions will either come out of this as an asset for the administration or as their worst nightmare. We will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to find out.