Published: Tue, September 04, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump Mocks Attorney General Sessions for Republican Indictments

Trump Mocks Attorney General Sessions for Republican Indictments

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions after two Republican congressmen were charged with crimes ahead of the midterm elections, putting "two easy wins in doubt", as he put it.

In particular, Napolitano turned a critical eye to Trump's tweet attacking Sessions for letting the Department of Justice file charges against Reps.

Geoffrey Berman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, oversaw the indictment last month of Collins on charges of insider trading.

"Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now", Trump continued.

Last week, Trump told Bloomberg the attorney general was safe in his job until November but declined to say if he would keep Sessions in the role beyond then.

Despite Trump's claim that both investigations began under Democratic President Barack Obama, Collins was charged over trades in June 2017 - almost six months after Trump took office.

Trump did not address the charges themselves or name the congressmen, but the tweet was apparently referring to the indictments this summer of Representatives Chris Collins of NY and Duncan D. Hunter of California, the president's two earliest congressional endorsers.

"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense", Toobin said Tuesday morning, calling it a "disgrace" that could have had harsh consequences if made by someone in a lower position.

The president apparently was referring to the current investigations into GOP Reps.

The tension between Mr Trump and Mr Sessions boiled over recently with Mr Sessions punching back, saying that he and his department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

Repeatedly trying to pervert DOJ into a weapon to go after his adversaries, and now shamelessly complaining that DOJ should protect his political allies to maintain his majority in the midterms, is nothing short of an all out assault on the rule of law.

Trump has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation because he'd worked on Trump's campaign. He was also under investigation by congressional ethics officials.

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases.

Trump stayed at the White House on Monday, watching television.

"I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice", Sen.

Trump's second tweet is a lie.

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