Per his own request, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday about the committee’s probe into Russia allegedly hacking the 2016 Presidential election.
This announcement on Monday comes after Sessions reportedly cancelled two appearances in front of the Senate over the weekend.
Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia meddling in the election. This would be the first time the Attorney General has testified in Congress since then, and since the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Last week, Comey testified before the same committee that Russia allegedly hacked the Presidential election, and that President Donald Trump was not being investigated as part of the probe, nor did he “obstruct” the investigation or ask it to be ended.
“In light of reports regarding [Comey’s] testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in the appropriate forum,” Sessions wrote over the weekend, according to CNN.
The hearing is slated for Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., EST.