Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump: report

Sessions won't discuss private conversations with Trump: report
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Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program MORE will reportedly not share information regarding private conversations he has had with President Trump when he testifies in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“I wouldn’t expect the attorney general to discuss that,” a source told Politico.

Politico reported that it is not yet known whether the attorney general would say he wanted to keep his conversations with the president confidential or if he would cite executive privilege.

Sessions will face lawmakers on Tuesday for the first time since Trump earlier this year fired James Comey as the FBI director. Comey appeared before the panel last week in a highly anticipated hearing.

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Comey’s remarks about Sessions — including about a potential third meeting between Sessions and a top Russian official — are threatening to drag the attorney general deeper into the controversy surrounding potential contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
 
Ahead of Sessions’s testimony, the White House sent mixed signals about how open he will be with lawmakers.
 
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News that Sessions “is willing to cooperate and share what he knows.”
 
But press secretary Sean Spicer declined to rule out Sessions invoking of executive privilege, saying, “I think it depends on the scope of the questions.”