The Hill | Jordain Carney
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stepping into the middle of a political firestorm as he faces lawmakers for the first time since President Trump’s surprise decision to fire James Comey as FBI director last month.
Sessions, a former Republican senator from Alabama, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, setting up another Capitol Hill media frenzy just days after Comey’s bombshell testimony.
Comey’s remarks last week about Sessions — including about a potential third meeting between Sessions and a top Russian official — are threatening to drag the attorney general deeper into the controversy surrounding potential contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
Ahead of Sessions’s testimony, the White House sent mixed signals about how open he will be with lawmakers.