Attorney General Jeff Sessions steps back into a familiar arena Tuesday when he testifies before the Senate intelligence committee about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
But before we get too excited, remember that Sessions is a liar who met with Russians and completely forgot that he met with Russians during his confirmation hearing for attorney general.
Sessions, among the earliest high-profile backers of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, will appear days after explosive testimony by ousted FBI director James Comey suggested Trump sought to interfere with the sprawling Russian Federation investigation.
Sessions had a remarkable path to the attorney general post.
You'll recall that he left the probe when it was revealed that he had two meetings with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, which he failed to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing.
"I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time", Trump said in the Rose Garden on Friday.
Why this is a big deal: Sessions is a Trump ally, and he appears to be caught between the president and his promise to run the Justice Department in an apolitical way.
Sessions will also be prepared to describe the process of filling out his SF-86 security clearance form in 2016 - specifically, the advice he received from Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel that he didn't need to include all of the meetings he had with foreign officials in his capacity as a sitting senator, the source said.
Almost a month after firing off a suggestion on Twitter that such tapes may exist, Trump still refused to answer the question directly.
Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the first USA senator to endorse President Donald Trump's candidacy, finds himself swept up in virtually every issue that has confounded the administration's efforts to advance any sort of an agenda.
Sessions will be testifying regarding his role in the investigation of the Trump campaign's alleged ties to the Russian government.
The Senate investigation is one of three Russian Federation inquiries, including one being headed by the FBI.
Comey later told Sessions he didn't want to be alone with the president. But senators on the committee are expected to question Sessions about his meetings with Russians - a topic that's come under increased scrutiny amid investigations into Russia's interference in the USA election. Also certain to be of interest is Comey's claim that Sessions "lingered" by Comey's side when the president ordered the room cleared and what Sessions thought when the president then directed him to leave.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Intelligence committee, sent a letter to Sen.
But they hope the hearing offers a chance to at least get Sessions on the record as either answering or dodging answers about pivotal events related to Comey and the FBI's investigation.