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Russia interference in US polls: Sessions to appear before Senate committee

He said during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign

AP/PTI  |  Washington 

Jeff Sessions
Jeff Sessions

Attorney General has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee as it investigates alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election.

In a letter to Senator Richard Shelby on Saturday, has written that his decision to appear comes in light of last week's testimony by fired (FBI) Director


had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before a Senate panel chaired by Shelby.

says it's clear the Russian investigation would become the focus of questioning.

recused himself from a federal investigation into contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice last year with the Russian ambassador to the US.

He said during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russians during the campaign.

First Published: Sun, June 11 2017. 14:49 IST
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