Next steps for Senate Intel Committee following AG Sessions’ testimony

Jun 14, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images


During his nearly three hour hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was indignant and even defiant at times as members of the Senate Intelligence Committee grilled him with questions about possible Russian meddling in the 2016 election and what role, if any, he may have played.

Sessions categorically denied having talked with any Russian officials about election meddling, and his refusal to answer questions about details of his conversations with President Trump frustrated Senators. And while he didn’t outright claim executive privilege in refusing to answer certain questions, even when they didn’t involve confidential information or conversations, there has been some debate over whether and how Sessions may have used executive privilege as a shield.

After three high-profile Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, what will lawmakers on the panel do now with the information they have? And what are the next steps for the Trump Administration?


Isaac Dovere, chief Washington correspondent for POLITICO; he tweets @IsaacDovere

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