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Jeff Sessions will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week

Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a letter Saturday he will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the coming week to respond to fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony about him this past week.

Sessions was previously scheduled to speak before House and Senate Appropriations subcommittees, but said in "light of reports regarding Mr. Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum." Sessions noted the Intelligence Committee "is the most appropriate forum for such matters, as it has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information," referring to the probe into ties between the Trump team and Russian election meddling, in which Sessions is implicated.

Read the letter below. Bonnie Kristian