Trump Again Lashes Out at Sessions

Trump Again Lashes Out at Sessions

"Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department".

Investigators are never supposed to take into account the political affiliations of the people they investigate.

United States political scientist and columnist Brian Klass called Mr Trump's outburst "insane". Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), both of whom were indicted last month in unrelated cases.

Both have insisted they are innocent. The indictment into Collins lays out behavior from 2017. Collins suspended his campaign days after he was indicted, while Hunter is continuing to campaign for re-election. He's made abundantly clear his feelings on the role that Sessions and the Justice Department should play in protecting him and targeting Hillary Clinton. Trump did not have any public events Monday.

President Trump has tweeted things that at the very least pushed the bounds of obstruction of justice. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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".




Trump has frequently pilloried Sessions for recusing himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 U.S. election toward the real estate billionaire.

Some of the issues Trump has raised have either already been examined or are being investigated.

"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, " former deputy attorney general Sally Yates said in a statement Monday.

The tweet marked Trump's latest attack on the Justice Department, which has a long history of carrying out investigations and pursuing indictments in a nonpartisan fashion.

Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him. Trump would probably argue that he's saying no indictments should be handed down this close to an election, regardless of party.

The justice department has not commented on the tweet.

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