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New Russia probe details likely to dominate Sessions hearing


On his Asia trip last week, somewhere over Vietnam on Air Force One, President Trump told reporters he had asked Vladimir Putin again if Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Cobb's approach since becoming the in-house lawyer at the White House handling the Russia investigation has been full cooperation, not holding back on documents or interviews.

"The interviews will ideally be completed by Thanksgiving, or shortly thereafter", said White House special counsel Ty Cobb in an interview with NPR.

But while Miller's support for dumping Comey had been known for months, the revelations offered by former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos make it more explosive and potentially illegal. He responded, "I did not - and I'm not aware of anyone else that did". He was part of a foreign policy council that Sessions chaired, and the two are among the men in a March 2016 photograph that Trump posted on social media.

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller is giving "disparate treatment" to contacts with Russia by the Trump campaign.

Page told the panel he had informed some members of the Trump campaign about the trip, including Sessions.

Pelosi's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment asking if she still believed Sessions should go.

The judiciary committee will have 17 democratic members.

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"Now, after lying under oath to Congress about his own communications with the Russians, the Attorney General must resign", Pelosi said in a statement at the time.

Papadopoulos, who Trump recently described as a forgettable low-level staffer, was in regular contact with top campaign officials as he tried to arrange a meeting between the GOP candidate and Putin. Lawyers for Papadopoulos had no immediate comment. If Rosenstein was ousted or stepped aside, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand would step into the acting attorney general role; Solicitor General Noel Francisco would be next in line.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to Capitol Hill this week amid growing evidence of contacts between Russians and associates of President Donald Trump, bracing for an onslaught of lawmaker questions about how much he knew of that outreach during last year's White House campaign. Democratic leadership "has likely communicated to the rank-and-file, 'Let Mueller do his job, our yelling and screaming is only going to politicize this, '" Hudak said.

Eisen, the former Obama ethics czar, said that although he thinks many congressional Democrats are avoiding the issue due to satisfaction with how Mueller is conducting the investigation and an unwillingness to rock the boat, Sessions' ability to remain depends in part on how he conducts himself.

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En ese punto, señaló también que se trata de "una demostración de lo que somos capaces de hacer los argentinos cuando nos sentamos alrededor de una mesa, pensamos juntos, nos escuchamos, intentamos sumar del sector público y del sector privado".

In another hearing on June 13, Sessions said: "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States". "I think you have to call out balls and strikes, and that would be a strikeout" as far as Democrats are concerned.

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