Trump criticizes A.G. Sessions for charges against Rep. Collins
Trump criticizes A.G. Sessions for charges against Rep. Collins
'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms
04 September, 2018, 17:48
The congressmen he referred to in two combative tweets were Reps.
Asked by CNN host John Berman what he made of Trump's comments about the investigations of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Toobin cut right to the chase.
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Collins, a Republican who represents the area between Buffalo and Rochester, was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump's candidacy.
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. But he said that the president's tweet targeting Sessions is different because it "is such an affront to the values of the Justice Department".
"The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now". The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!
Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted. Trump did not have any public events Monday. "Instead of commenting on ongoing investigations and prosecutions, the job of the President of the United States is to defend the Constitution and protect the impartial administration of justice". "Really sick!" the commander-in-chief ranted in a second tweet. Both are creating problems for the GOP, given how hard it would be to replace the already-renominated incumbents on the ballots, and in Trump's estimation, Sessions should have prevented that.
The president's latest attack on Sessions drew widespread criticism.
In an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, Trump said Sessions would remain in his job at least until the November midterm elections.
While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took a year ago - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump.
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