Daily Archives: June 11, 2017

Sessions abruptly bails to testify to the House but will testify before Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday behind close doors

Well that was quick… This will leave alot of questions. But he will testify the Senate committee but behind doors:

“In light of reports regarding Mr. Comey’s recent testimony,”  the attorney general wrote in a letter Sen. Richard Shelby, chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on justice, “it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in (the Senate Intelligence Committee, which) has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information.”

Sessions’ testimony is expected to occur Tuesday in a closed meeting and to focus on the moments leading up to the private Feb. 14 conversation where, according to Comey, President Trump pressed the then-FBI director to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

So don’t look for a Sessions covfefe hearing event come Tuesday…

Trump’s OCC Chief Will Stay Away From Big Banks to Avoid Conflicts

The new acting chief of one of Washington’s major banking regulators has agreed to stay away from issues involving dozens of former legal clients, including 14 banks that the agency oversees, according to his ethics agreement.

Keith Noreika, who represented lenders as a private lawyer, plans to recuse himself from matters related to JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc., firms the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency regulates.

Read on.