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Sen. Susan Collins: Senate Intel Committee to Seek Jeff Sessions Interview

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By    |   Friday, 09 Jun 2017 10:45 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee will request documents and an interview with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian election interference.

"The committee is going to be requesting documents and an interview with the Attorney General," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Friday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. 

"There are some answered questions. The Attorney General clearly made the right decision in recusing himself from the Russian investigation," Collins added.

"He made the right call."

Sessions won't just be answering questions on this matter from the intelligence committee.

The Senate appropriations subcommittee is holding a hearing on the Justice Department budget, but Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday that they intend to question Sessions' contacts with Russian officials and role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

"I have sought for months to clarify Attorney General Sessions' contacts with Russian officials following his false testimony in response to questions from me and from (Sen. Al) Franken. We wrote to the FBI requesting that they investigate such matters," Leahy said in a statement, according to CNN

"I am also deeply concerned about the attorney general's role in firing Director Comey in light of his recusal from the Russia investigation."

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