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Watch live: AG Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate committee

By Andrew V. Pestano
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at a hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2017. Sessions faced questions over his dealings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign and what role he had in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI
1 of 5 | Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at a hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 13, 2017. Sessions faced questions over his dealings with Russian officials during the presidential campaign and what role he had in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Photo by Pete Marovich/UPI | License Photo

June 13 (UPI) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has faced scrutiny over his meetings with Russian officials, is set to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday.

Sessions is scheduled to address the committee during the open hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., at 2:30 p.m.

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Sessions will likely face questioning about twice not disclosing previous meetings he had with Russian officials -- both while testifying during his nomination process and on forms he filled out to receive security clearance.

Both chambers of Congress and the FBI are investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and whether the Kremlin colluded with members of President Donald Trump's campaign.

The hearing on Tuesday will be Sessions' first public testimony since March, when he recused himself from investigations into Russia's meddling. Though Sessions said in January while under oath he had not had contact with Russian officials, it was later revealed he met with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak twice.

Sessions may also be questioned about the termination of former FBI Director James Comey, who testified last week before the committee.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday said he was not sure if Sessions would invoke his executive privilege to limit the range of discussion in the hearing because it "depends on the scope of the questions."

In accepting the invitation to appear before the Senate committee, Sessions said he would like to discuss Comey's testimony before the committee because it is the "most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information."

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