Trump attacks Sessions over prosecutions of Republicans

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On Monday, Trump accused Sessions of jeopardizing Republicans' chances in the midterm elections by bringing charges against two GOP congressmen in August. The two were the first members of Congress to endorse Trump after he announced his bid for president in 2015, at a time when few others did.

Last month Duncan Hunter, a California representative, was charged with the misuse of campaign funds while Chris Collins of NY was indicted for insider trading.

President Donald Trump, second from left, listens as Attorney General Jeff Sessions, right, speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Aug. 16, 2018, in Washington. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Fox analyst said it seemed inappropriate for Trump to weigh in and say the DOJ should not be investigating his congressional allies because it could hurt the party in the midterm elections. 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? "He was appointed in November 2017 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also a Republican".

Trump's long-simmering anger stems from Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

The unorthodox presidential attack brought criticism from former Justice Department officials and some Republican senators, including Ben Sasse.

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Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him.

However, president Donald Trump in his statement said that he can not recall much of the matter and more so what took place in the campaign meeting which he termed as unimportant, this information was seen in a photo memorialized that Trump had posted on Instagram whereby almost a dozen men were sitting around a table among them including president Donal Trump, Jeff Sessions and George Papadopoulos. "Really sick!" Trump added. "This is so contrary to the traditions of the Department of Justice".

The move represents a significant escalation of the political scrutiny facing tech firms, and comes a week after President Trump blasted Google for allegedly shutting out conservative voices.

And the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, decried the book as "another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes".

Mr Trump's attack on Mr Sessions was quickly followed by a post in which he mocked the former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry.

"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense", Toobin said Tuesday morning, calling it a "disgrace" that could have had harsh consequences if made by someone in a lower position.

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