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Sessions' Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to be asked about his meetings with Russian officials when he testifies Tuesday. He is seen here leaving the Appellate Chiefs' Conference in South Carolina this weekend.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 2:30 p.m. ET today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey.

Here is Sessions' prepared opening statement to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists.

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