A DOJ spokesperson said today that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will answer senators’ questions and submit “amended testimony” to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday:
Senate Dems want Sessions to reappear before Judiciary Cmte. DoJ says AG will "respond to their questions along with his amended testimony"
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 4, 2017
News: AG Sessions will send amended testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday in response to letter from committee Dems – @mkraju
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) March 4, 2017
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) March 4, 2017
Breaking: Sessions will amend his Senate testimony, answer questions https://t.co/Lojfv09FAZ
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) March 4, 2017
This came in response to a letter sent by all 9 Democrats on the committee that reads the following:
Dear Chairman Grassley:
The Attorney General’s recusal announcement is a welcome first step, but it leaves many significant questions unanswered.
The Attorney General’s responses to our questions during his confirmation process were, at best, incomplete and misleading. Unfortunately, he has not explained why he failed to come forward and correct the record before reports of his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak became public, why there was a delay in recusing himself until those public disclosures, and why he only recused himself with respect to campaign-related investigations and not Russian contacts with the Trump transition team and administration. Given the seriousness of this matter, we do not believe that a written submission to correct the record is sufficient.
Members need to hear directly from the Attorney General as well as have the opportunity to ask him questions in public. We therefore ask that you schedule a hearing for Attorney General Sessions to appear before the Committee.
Grassley denied their request for a hearing, but Sessions will be responding to their questions and provided his amended testimony.
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