Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms

Trump calls out Sessions over indictments

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on Monday (Sep 3) on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying his party could lose two "easy" races in November after the Justice Department filed charges against Republican congressmen. Duncan Hunter of Alpine, who was charged last month with spending campaign funds on personal expenses and falsifying federal reports on his political finances, and Chris Collins of NY, who two weeks earlier was accused of insider trading and lying to the FBI.

President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Republican congressional leadership considered the charges serious enough to move to strip both men of their committee assignments.

The president's striking suggestion that the Justice Department consider politics when making decisions showed his disregard for the agency's independence.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the President's tweets. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., and Duncan D. Hunter, R-Calif. - both among his earliest backers for president in 2016.

While there have been exceptions, longstanding protocol holds that the Justice Department should be left to operate free of political influence from the White House. If the charges end up being dropped as a result of Trump's tweet, then Toobin would have a stronger argument.

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"The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority party and one for the minority party", Sasse said in a statement.

Appearing to express dismay on Monday at the investigations which brought about charges against two of his most loyal supporters in Congress, Reps.

As you can gather by the points Mr. Conway highlighted, the piece makes note of Republicans who feel troubled by the idea that Trump wants the DOJ to operate by prosecuting political enemies while protecting allies.

The Justice Department also began investigating Hunter past year, with the House Ethics Committee announcing in March 2017 that it was holding off on taking action against Hunter because the Justice Department had launched a criminal investigation into his use of campaign funds.

Trump continued, arguing that Democrats must be very happy with his attorney general. Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.

A few minutes after the tweet on Sessions, Trump added a second tweet attacking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, asserting that Democrats did not like Comey until Trump fired him in 2017.

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