Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

The attorney general has recused himself from the investigation into claims that Moscow tried to help Mr Trump win the 2016 election. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), both of whom were indicted last month in unrelated cases.

The president also compared Sessions unfavorably to Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired, "Lyin" James Comey, ' saying they'd become martyrs to the very same lawmakers who'd previously despised them after resisting orders from Trump. 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.

Trump also tweeted: "The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now". He was really just complaining about things that had already been done, unlike when Trump allegedly asked James Comey to drop what was an ongoing FBI investigation of Michael Flynn. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!

Exactly what course Trump would have preferred is up for debate.

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But mostly what Trump seems to be saying is that Sessions has saddled the GOP with electoral liabilities thanks to the timing of the indictments.

Republican congressional leadership considered the charges serious enough to move to strip both men of their committee assignments.

That's problematic for a host of reasons. But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections. The president blasted Sessions for failing to rein in what he called an "illegal investigation" by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether Trump and his campaign aides colluded with Russians in the 2016 election.

The White House had no comment on Trump's tweets, but said he made a decision to not leave the White House and focus on trade calls.

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Trump on Monday suggested that the DOJ's investigations of a pair of Republican congressmen had endangered the GOP's election prospects this November.

Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) released a statement saying, "The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority party and one for the minority party".

The justice department has not commented on the tweet.

None of this is surprising from Trump. The White House did not immediately react. It's even more blatant than usual.

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Trump, who did not address the specifics of the charges, did not name the Republicans.

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