Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed on Monday that he is set to appear in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Sessions’ testimony will, thankfully for the Trump administration, be public; just as James Comey’s recent hearing was.
The fact that the Attorney General’s forthcoming hearing is going to be one of immense publicity, it is sure to counter many of the negative headlines promulgated by folks in the media following former FBI Director James Comey’s “Washington’s Superbowl.” That, of course, is exceptional news for the Trump administration. The reason being is the recent media onslaught brought on upon thanks to James Comey confirming the authenticity of the infamous memo that implicated Trump in making inappropriate comments regarding the FBI probe into Mike Flynn. As Comey laid out in his testimony, he did not report in detail his one-on-one interaction with President Trump regarding Mike Flynn because he knew Sessions was going to recuse himself from the Russia probe.
Jeff Sessions is a respected member of the government and is sure to keep from perjuring himself while in the Senate hot seat. The same cannot be said about President Trump who currently appears to be prone to making perjurious statements that’d only ensnare him further in traps set by Democrats.
Sessions’ public testimony is poised to be one of transparency; he has permission to speak openly about his interactions with the Russians as both a Senator and a Trump campaign surrogate. Something that got him in a bit of unjustifiable trouble a few months ago.
The Trump camp is in need of some positive headlines; that’s exactly what a public Sessions testimony will garner.