Three Key questions for Jeff Sessions
Update (6/13/17): During Sessions’ testimony, Senators asked our key questions. Now we need them to form a Select Committee to bring transparency to this investigation and restore faith in our democracy.
Something very important happened in the testimony and questioning of former FBI Director James Comey. Committee members repeatedly asked Comey about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ involvement in the Russian investigation. Comey said he expected that Sessions would have recused himself weeks before he did for “reasons that are classified.”
Then, just hours after the public hearing ended, we learned that Comey privately revealed to senators that Sessions may have had a third, previously undisclosed meeting with Russian officials. Remember: Sessions has already been caught lying under oath about meeting Russian officials.
This is a deeply troubling development, and we must demand answers from a man at the center of this. Sessions will testify on Tuesday in front of House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees. This is an opportunity to ask key questions in a public forum – an opportunity we can’t waste.
We’re demanding that members of the subcommittees ask Jeff Sessions to explain his role in the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, and any ongoing role he may have in overseeing – or trying to influence – the investigation of: Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, alleged Trump campaign collusion with Russia, and any attempts to interfere with the investigation.
No one – and certainly not our top law enforcement official – is above the law in this country. It’s more important than ever to defend this bedrock principle.