Attorney general, who has been a major figure in the Russia-James Comey saga, answers questions before the Senate’s select committee on intelligence

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Warner points out that Sessions said at his confirmation hearings that he had had no communications with the Russians, when in fact he had. Warner hopes Sessions will provide diaries and calendars as evidence of the extent and limit of his meetings.

Warner then turns to Comey’s testimony last week, in which Comey expressed concern that Trump would lie about their meetings and that Trump fired him over the Russia inquiry.

Vice-chairman Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, is up. He says thanks to Sessions for coming.

But he expresses concern that Sessions was originally scheduled to testify before the House and Senate Appropriations committee.

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