Trump says Sessions’ DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

Trump says Sessions’ DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

Trump says Sessions’ DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

Sessions was also an early supporter of Trump but the president has attacked him repeatedly for his decision in March 2017 to recuse himself from oversight of the investigation into Russian election interference and links between Trump aides and Moscow. Some, like Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) spoke out against Trump by reminding him that the United States does not decide whom to charge based on their party, but CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin went so far as to say the tweet could be enough for impeachment.

Representatives Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of NY were indicted last month on unrelated charges.

Mr Trump's fresh attack on Mr Sessions was the latest development in his long-running feud with the attorney general.

The Senate panel has been examining reported Russian efforts to influence US public opinion throughout Trump's presidency, after USA intelligence agencies concluded that entities backed by the Kremlin had sought to boost his chances of winning the White House in 2016.

The US Justice Department said in a statement that it would convene a meeting to discuss whether social-media platforms are purposefully stifling free speech and obstructing competition. Trump then did an unflattering impression of Sessions' Alabama accent, making fun of Sessions' shaky performance at his confirmation hearings. CNN obtained a copy of the book, which Woodward says is drawn from hundreds of hours of background interviews with dozens of firsthand sources, including people in Trump's inner circle. "Really sick!" Trump tweeted.

The DOJ said it would meet with other, unspecified state attorneys general.

"Good job Jeff", Trump said in a tweet, followed by another saying that "Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now".

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said the tweet indicated Trump and Sessions "do not have a healthy relationship".

While no specific action is proposed in the statement, the Department of Justice does oversee antitrust enforcement for the federal government. Special council Robert Mueller was later on appointed for the investigation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Some Republicans criticized Trump on Tuesday for his comments about Sessions.

"Multiple members of Congress and the chairwoman of the Republican Party have seen their Twitter presences temporarily minimized in recent months, due to what you have claimed was a mistake in the algorithm", he said.

Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont compared Trump's comment to North Korea, and noted his previous experience as a prosecutor.

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. "I think Sessions is a very smart man and a man of integrity".

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