WATCH LIVE: AG Sessions Testifies In Front Of House Committee At 10 AM ET

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, prior to testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about his role in the firing of James Comey, his Russian contacts during the campaign and his decision to recuse from an investigation into possible ties between Moscow and associates of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears in front of the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on Justice Department oversight Tuesday.

Since Sessions last testified in front of Congress — in a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary last month — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has picked up steam, and House Judiciary Democrats have already indicated they plan to ask Sessions about a Trump campaign advisor who plead guilty to lying to the FBI about Russian contacts during the campaign.

GOP lawmakers, meanwhile, have put on the pressure for the DOJ to launch seperate investigations into the Clinton Foundation, into the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, and into a Obama-era uranium deal that Republicans have tried to tie Clinton to.

The Justice Department responded to House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) request for a new Special Counsel investigation in a letter Monday that said DOJ prosecutors would consider it.

These topics and more are expected to come up at Tuesday’s hearing, which begins at 10 a.m. ET.

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