Trump blames Sessions for indictments of GOP lawmakers

04 September, 2018, 15:46 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Donald Trump let loose on his attorney general for charges the Department of Justice brought against two sitting Republican members in recent days complaining that the indictments handicapped the incumbents and jeopardized the GOP's standing in the Hous

WASHINGTON-President Trump renewed his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, decrying his Justice Department's recent indictments of two Republican House members because of the political ramifications for the GOP.

Trump believes the charges could jeopardize Republican chances in the upcoming November mid-term elections. Both were indicted on separate charges last month: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of NY on insider trading.

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

There was significant uproar yesterday when Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions (again) over the charges against Chris Collins (R-NY) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA). "This is so contrary to the traditions of the Department of Justice (DOJ)".

Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted. Same thing with Lyin' James Comey. Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.

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The Hunter investigation began in June 2016, according to the indictment. Calling the agency the "Jeff Sessions Justice Department" is the president's ultimate insult, Trump advisers say.

Also under investigation is Trump's conduct in dismissing Comey, particularly why he fired him and whether he pressured him to be generous to Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser.

The White House summoned the press pool about 10:30 a.m. for a road trip, and the president emerged from the White House 10 minutes later rocking a red polo shirt, dark trousers and a white MAGA hat. However, Trump has been at odds with Sessions after the lawmaker recused himself from the Russia investigation after it was revealed that he did not disclose to Senators that he held meetings with a Russian ambassador during Trump's election campaign.

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. Trump did not have any public events Monday.

The tension between Trump and Sessions boiled over recently with Sessions punching back, saying that he and his department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections.


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