Trump says Sessions' Justice Department put GOP in midterm jeopardy

Trump says Sessions' Justice Department put GOP in midterm jeopardy

Trump says Sessions' Justice Department put GOP in midterm jeopardy

In a Labor Day tweet, President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the recent investigations and indictments of two republican Congressmen, one of them being local Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence). Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump replied, "I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department".

Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called Trump's tweet "next level insane, inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating".

The tweet also amounts to Trump's latest broadside against his attorney general, whose recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign Trump has refused to forgive and continued to fume about.

Hunter was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including family vacations, school tuition, and theater tickets.

(We're not examining the popularity of the congressmen in question.) The Justice Department does not typically confirm the timeline of grand juries, and the department declined our request for comment on this story.

The congressmen he referred to in two combative tweets were Reps.


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. Collins was charged with 13 counts related to securities fraud and insider trading.

In contrast to this, Charles Cooper, Washington lawyer said that Attorney General Sessions had initially publicly testified about oath on his recollection of this specific meeting and in his statement, he stood with his testimony. The Collins probe began in July 2017.

Trump followed up the first tweet with another, saying Democrats must now love Sessions, just like "Lyin' James Comey".

Some Democrats have spoken out loudly about Trump's shaming of Sessions.

That phone call took place in June 2017 - months after Trump succeeded Obama. "So what I am suggesting is that Jeff Sessions and the President do not have a healthy relationship".

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.

"We've removed hundreds of pages and accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior - meaning they misled others about who they were and what they were doing", Sandberg said in written testimony released on Tuesday. Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, strongly defended the Justice Department in a statement Monday evening. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also joined in rebuking the president, tweeting, "This is not the conduct of a President committed to defending and upholding the Constitution, but rather a President looking to use the Department of Justice to settle political scores".

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