Jeff Sessions Will Testify Before Senate Intel Committee on Tuesday

Trump and Sessions have had heated exchanges

Jeff Sessions will stay loyal to Donald Trump despite rising tensions with the president regarding his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, senators close to the attorney general told The Hill. It would also leave Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed a special counsel to head the Russian Federation probe, in charge of the Justice Department until a replacement is found.

Sessions said Saturday that he was accepting an invitation from the Senate intelligence committee, although that was not immediately confirmed. According to CNN's reporting, Comey told senators in a closed-door session Thursday that Sessions may have had a third interaction with Kisylak that had not been previously disclosed. Richard Shelby, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on justice, "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in (the Senate Intelligence Committee, which) has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information".

Following reports of brewing tensions between them and the generally tensed atmosphere of the White House, Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to answer questions on if President Trump still has confidence in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But his letter suggests that he expects to face questions about Comey's statements on Thursday about the reasons for Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation probe.

The frustration between Trump and Sessions has gone both ways, with Justice Department officials upset that the President's tweets and comments caused problems for Sessions and Rosenstein in the wake of the Comey firing. He gave a similar answer last month when asked whether the President still had confidence in then Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

The source close to the President said that Trump understands that dismissing Sessions would set off another political firestorm. He hired one of the most respected lawyers in the Justice Department, Michael Dreeben.

Sources told CNN that Trump has remained frustrated with Sessions since he bowed to political pressure and recused himself from involvement in the FBI's investigation into ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation. He says he did not tell Sessions about Trump's request regarding Flynn.

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