Amid growing controversy, Sessions abruptly cancels public testimony

Attorney  General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to testify publicly next Tuesday  before the House and Senate appropriations committees. On Saturday, he  abruptly canceled. In  letters to the chairmen of the committees, Sessions writes that he will send his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, to the hearing instead. In explaining the cancellation, Sessions writes that he believed that members of the committees were planning on asking him about “issues related to the investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election.”

Publisher: ThinkProgress | Author: Judd Legum

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congressional hearing, investigation, jeff sessions, russia, and trump cabinet
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2017-06-11 (Modified: 2017-06-11)

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