Trump slams Sessions on Twitter, says AG is hurting GOP in midterms

Trump slams Sessions on Twitter, says AG is hurting GOP in midterms

The two men were Trump's earliest supporters in Congress, and the indictments are fodder for Democrats heading into November 6 elections that may give them control of the House.

Jeff Sessions was an earlier supporter of Donald Trump which likely earned him the Attorney General role. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!

Hunter, the second congressman to back Trump for the White House, has denied wrongdoing, and a recent poll put him in the lead for the election.

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

"Good job Jeff", Trump wrote sarcastically, referring to Obama-era investigations of two House Republicans.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse said the justice department should remain politically neutral in deciding whether or not to prosecute.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment on Trump's tweets, which did not name the congressmen.

The Hunters overdrew their personal bank accounts more 1,100 times in a seven-year period, according to the indictment, resulting in $37,761 in "overdraft" and "insufficient funds" bank fees.

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What's more, Trump clearly places this in the partisan context, suggesting Sessions should be considering not just the 2018 election, but the GOP's own fortunes in it.

Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted.

"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.

But mostly what Trump seems to be saying is that Sessions has saddled the GOP with electoral liabilities thanks to the timing of the indictments.

Following the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the inquiry.

The outspoken husband of White House special counselor Kellyanne Conway posted an Axios report on Tuesday which covers the president's anger over the Department of Justice's indictments against Chris Collins (R-NY) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA).

The justice department has not commented on the tweet.

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