Comey's dad says his son 'laughs' over subject of leaking

Lauren Perry
June 13, 2017

Sessions, a former senator and an early supporter of Trump's election campaign, will be the most senior government official to testify to the committee on the Russian Federation issue.

The Justice Department said Monday that Sessions requested Tuesday's committee hearing be open because he "believes it is important for the American people to hear the truth directly from him".

A reporter who cheekily called James Comey's father to chat about his son's testimony was shocked when the former FBI Director himself answered the phone.

The White House says President Donald Trump still looks forward to scheduling a trip to the United Kingdom. President Trump has demonstrated multiple times that his tweets can change the course of this Russian Federation investigation. The matter has dogged the Republican president's early months in office. On Friday, the panel told the White House it wants to know if there are Trump tapes.

The reporter asked Comey Jr. if had any reaction to the week's events, including his testimony before the Senate. Comey alleges that Trump then privately asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation.

In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again. But suddenly on Saturday, the Justice Department announced that Sessions would instead talk to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey was leading that probe. While the Senate Intelligence Committee has received most of the publicity of late on the Russian Federation probe, the House Intelligence Committee has also been making noise, sending out subpoenas to some, and letters asking for cooperation to others. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, urging him to investigate possible obstruction of justice by Trump in Grassley's position as chairman of the Judiciary Committee. Feinstein said she was especially concerned after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers refused to answer questions from the intelligence committee about possible undue influence by Trump.

Sessions recused himself from the inquiry in March after media reports that he had been in two previously undisclosed meetings previous year with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that he and the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he said he could not elaborate on. Comey declined to elaborate in an open setting.

"I think this is going to be a witch hunt", Gingrich told "Fox News Sunday".

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