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Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

14 June 2017

Sessions could be asked about that part of Comey's testimony as well as his role in Comey's firing last month.

In addition to the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russia's role in US politics, special counsel Robert Mueller is leading an independent inquiry into Russia's meddling and potential links between Russians and the Trump campaign, after being appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last month. "When he's ready to further discuss it he will", Mr. Spicer said.

"I think the president made it clear what is intention was on Friday", he said.

The difference is Sessions still works for President Donald Trump, and he has a lot more to lose. Trump's personal lawyer also challenged Comey's account, saying the president never asked for the investigation to be dropped.

Former FBI director James B. Comey testified about his interactions with President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee June 8. While Sessions used to frequently answer questions from reporters after public appearances discussing his criminal justice initiatives, he stopped in late April, just before Comey was dismissed.

Sessions on Saturday said he would appear before the intelligence committee, which has been doing its own investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.

Sessions, a close campaign adviser to Trump and the first senator to endorse him, stepped aside from the investigation in early March after acknowledging he had spoken twice in the months before the election with the Russian ambassador.

Sessions won't be able to tell senators what went on in the meeting - the president had ordered him out of the Oval Office, along with other officials, before speaking privately with Comey, according to Comey's testimony.

Both Trump and his staff have yet to give a definitive answer on the existence of recording devices at the White House.

In his defense, Sessions could cite a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that criticized Comey over the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Conway stressed that Democratic Sen.

"I don't think we finish those whole conversations until we just know everything, so I just want more information about everything that can come out", the IL lawmaker said.

"I have made a decision to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States", Sessions said on March 2. That investigation continues, as do congressional inquiries.

Those calls have escalated since fired FBI Director Comey cryptically told lawmakers last week that the bureau had expected Sessions to recuse himself weeks before he did from the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.

Trump has denied Comey's version of events.

Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was sacked by the president in May. She said she's trying to keep her focus on helping her father change the status quo.

Cornyn, R-Texas, said that he was confident Sessions will put an end to the "myths" surrounding recent reports, with his testimony.

It's part of an escalating investigation into charges that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 elections.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed that the panel needed to hear any tapes if they exist.