Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions Saying Investigations Could Jeopardize Midterm Election

Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions Saying Investigations Could Jeopardize Midterm Election

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

Writing about the indictment of California's Hunter and his wife for gross misuse of campaign funds for personal purposes, Michael Smolens of The San Diego Union-Tribune noted the indictments came down "under Adam Braverman, a Republican who is the interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California". Collins, meanwhile, was charged with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud, and lying in relation to an alleged insider-trading scheme.

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".

Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley says Attorney General Jeff Session will meet with a number of state attorneys general later this month to discuss the department's concerns.

"Public perceptions are important", Baker said.

The continuing failure of Republicans to provide a check on this president makes the upcoming midterm elections all the more important. "This is so contrary to the traditions of the Department of Justice".

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Trump has frequently been said to insult his attorney general.

The tweet was just another attempt by the president into shaming his attorney general into resigning. The two men were Trump's earliest supporters in Congress, and the indictments are fodder for Democrats heading into November 6 elections that may give them control of the House. American intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to help Trump win.

Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now.

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

The president's latest attack on Sessions drew widespread criticism.

On Labor Day, President Donald Trump couldn't give his mischievous hands a break on Twitter, nor could he let rest the idea that his Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to do the right thing.

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Some Democrats have spoken out loudly about Trump's shaming of Sessions.

Trump stayed at the White House on Monday, watching television. "In his world they swore an oath to him, not (the) constitution and laws", Schatz wrote on Twitter.

Members of Congress from both political parties have expressed alarm.

Later in the segment, Napolitano said that such tweets could be used by Mueller to potentially prove corrupt intent in an obstruction of justice charge.

Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, called Trump's actions "unprecedented in American history".

Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called Trump's tweet "next level insane, inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating".

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"So the justice system is under attack, and I'll be looking forward to statements from this nominee as a court of appeals judge, let alone nominee of the United States Supreme Court", he added shortly before confirmation hearings were set to begin for Kavanaugh. "So what I am suggesting is that Jeff Sessions and the President do not have a healthy relationship".

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