LIVE BLOG: Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies at public hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon.

This will be the first time Sessions has testified in Congress since he recused himself from the Justice Department’s probe into Russian meddling in last year’s election and the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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Afternoon! We’re here with a live blog of the Sessions testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Once it’s over, this will archive the experience in real-time, so you know exactly where the pieces fit.

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AG Sessions has arrived for testimony.

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Gaveled in.

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We’re still on opening statements, re-capping what we all know about aims of the hearing.

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Topics of conversation in opening statements include Russian interference in 2016 election, Sessions role in Trump Campaign, and Comey testimony. 

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To be clear, Sessions said it wouldn’t be appropriate to move toward terminating Special Counsel Mueller, because Sessions is recused in Russia probe.

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Need to backtrack for a second to say Sessions told Rubio that he didn’t know whether there were recordings, as the president intimated.

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