Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he will appear before the Senate
Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about his dealings
with Russian officials.
Sessions, who came under criticism for
failing to report meetings with the Russian ambassador, wrote a letter
Saturday saying he wanted to answer questions raised during former FBI
Director James B. Comey's testimony on Thursday.
testimony, Comey said the FBI had learned about something regarding
Sessions "that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related
investigation problematic." Comey said he couldn't discuss it publicly.
a closed session afterward, Comey said the FBI had received unconfirmed
reports that Sessions might have had a third meeting with Ambassador
Sergey Kisylak during a reception for then-candidate Donald Trump at
Washington's Mayflower Hotel.
A Justice Department spokesman has said that no such meeting occurred.