Trump Mocks Attorney General Sessions for Republican Indictments
Trump Mocks Attorney General Sessions for Republican Indictments
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06 September, 2018, 02:15
Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Jeff Sessions, most often via Twitter, calling the attorney general out for his alleged inability to take control over the Justice Department.
Aside from the implied suggestion Sessions should have ignored serious corruption charges against Collins and Hunter until after the elections in November, Trump's tweets are also rather shocking because the U.S. Attorneys who brought the charges against the lawmakers are both Republicans who rose to their prosecutorial positions under President Trump.
Trumptweeted Monday, "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".
Corker, in particular, has been unsparing in his criticism of Trump at times, including warning that the President is "debasing" the United States and saying the country would descend into "chaos" if several top administration officials were not in their posts. Hunter was charged with illegally using campaign funds to pay personal expenses while Collins was charged with taking part in an insider trading scheme.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) was indicted August 21 on charges of using a quarter of a million dollars in campaign contributions for personal expenses, wire fraud and filing false records with the Federal Election Commission.
Both have proclaimed their innocence.
They were charged with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy after a Justice Department investigation that lasted more than a year.
Mr Trump's attack on Mr Sessions was quickly followed by a post in which he mocked the former USA secretary of state John Kerry. What do they think Mr. McCain would say about a president who wanted to use the Justice Department to go after his enemies and protect his friends?
In that interview, Trump also repeated his desire for Sessions to investigate his political opponents, including Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins and that the Republicans were being unfairly targeted by Justice.
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Sessions has said his department won't be "improperly influenced by political considerations".
The continuing failure of Republicans to provide a check on this president makes the upcoming midterm elections all the more important. Trump was implying that he wished the congressmen had been allowed to carry the Republican banner through the election without being indicted at all.
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Asked if he would comply with a subpoena from Mueller, Trump said, "I'll see what happens" and added: "I view it differently". Trump admonished his attorney general on Twitter last week, claiming he "never took control of the Justice Department".
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