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A Justice Department spokesman confirmed late Friday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will provide updated testimony on Monday in response to a request from nine Senate Democrats.

“In light of the letter received from Senators late this afternoon, the Attorney General will respond to their questions along with his amended testimony on Monday,” DOJ spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement.

Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Christopher Coons of Delaware, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Al Franken of Minnesota, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Patrick Leahy of Vermont sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley earlier on Friday asking for the chance to ask Sessions additional questions about his talks with Russian Ambassador in light of new developments.

The group called Sessions’ recusal of investigations into Russia a “welcome first step,” but said it want to know more.

“Unfortunately, he has not explained why he failed to come forward and correct the record before reports of his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak became public, why there was a delay in recusing himself until those public disclosures, and why he only recused himself with respect to campaign-related investigations and not Russian contacts with the Trump transition team and administration,” the letter stated.

It’s unclear whether Sessions will meet with senators in person, at a new committee hearing or submit written answers. The band of Democratic senators asked Sessions to appear in person before the committee.


On Thursday, Sessions confirmed he had spoken once in July and again in September with Kislyak despite testifying during his confirmation hearing that he had not had contact with “the Russians” as part of Trump’s campaign.



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