President Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a string of tweets on Monday, accusing him of hurting Republican chances in the upcoming midterm elections with a series of Justice Department investigations. "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time".
Trump was referring to the charges brought against Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for allegedly using campaign money to pay for his family's personal expenses, including travel, dining out, his children's tuition, and more; and Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who has suspended his re-election campaign over insider trading allegations.
Trump followed up the first tweet with another, saying Democrats must now love Sessions, just like "Lyin' James Comey".
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. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!
While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took past year - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump.
Over two tweets, he accused Mr. Sessions of becoming a Democratic tool, apparently over the recent federal indictments of two sitting Republican House members - Reps.
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Of course, Toobin's hypothetical is a totally different situation, mainly since Trump wasn't recommending that Sessions or anyone else in the Justice Department cease what they're now doing.
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". "That is fodder for the cannon of Bob Mueller and the never-Trumpers and all those who wish the president ill", Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends", referencing Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and potential obstruction of justice.
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. He was also under investigation by congressional ethics officials.
But some now see him as a bulwark against attacks on the Justice Department. Trump did not have any public events Monday. "Really sick!" he wrote.
Both lawmakers have pleaded not guilty.