U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrives for a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about his dealings with Russia and whether he played a role in President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions arrived for a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to testify about his dealings with Russia and whether he played a role in President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. He will likely face questions on whether he intentionally misled Congress as a Senate panel investigates alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sessions' testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, one of several congressional panels also investigating the Russia matter is the latest chapter in a saga that has clouded the Republican president's domestic agenda. Sessions, a former Republican U.S. senator and an early supporter of Trump's presidential campaign, will likely have to explain why he told lawmakers in January that he had no dealings with Russian officials last year. His staffers have since acknowledged that he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak. They say he did not mislead Congress because the encounters were part of his job as a senator, not as a Trump campaign surrogate. But the revelations forced Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation in March.