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Jeff Sessions returns to Congress for another grilling about Russia

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will again testify before Congress on Tuesday, speaking with the House Judiciary Committee for what is nominally a routine oversight hearing. However, Democrats on the committee are expected to grill Sessions with questions pertaining to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections and the Trump campaign's alleged involvement. Indeed, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) told ABC News he is "amazed that [Sessions] agreed to come before the committee" given the reception he can anticipate.

Representatives' questions will be similar to those posed to Sessions in a letter the committee's Democrats sent the attorney general a week ago. The letter addresses recent revelations about Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos and the campaign's communications with the Russian government more broadly, noting that the "facts appear to contradict [Sessions'] sworn testimony on several occasions" and threatening compulsory testimony should Sessions fail to address "these inconsistencies."

In June, Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee in response to testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey. At that time, Sessions repeatedly said he did not recall the answer to lawmakers' questions or otherwise declined to respond. Watch Sessions' testimony live below. Bonnie Kristian