Judge Nap: Trump's Criticism of Sessions Provides 'Fodder' for Mueller, Never Trumpers

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump's tweet blaming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for bringing indictments against two Republican lawmakers could be grounds for removing him from office, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time.

Duncan Hunter of California faces accusations that include spending campaign funds for personal expenses, while Chris Collins of NY has been charged with insider trading.

The president suggested that the Department of Justice's move had put his party's success in the mid-term elections in jeopardy.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment on Trump's tweets, which did not name the congressmen.

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases. And on Monday, Trump blasted Sessions on Twitter over recent indictments against two Republican congressman.

Allies, including Republican members of Congress, have long advised Trump that firing Sessions - especially before the November midterm elections - would be deeply damaging to the party.

Republican Senator Ben Sasse said the justice department should remain politically neutral in deciding whether or not to prosecute. "Good Job Jeff", his tweet continued.

It is highly unusual for sitting presidents to lash out against attorneys general and to try to bring political considerations to bear on prosecution decisions.




The president has repeatedly complained after Mr Sessions recused himself from the investigation into possible Russian collusion in 2017.

Vice President Mike Pence praised Jeff Sessions Wednesday, contradicting President Donald Trump who has criticized the attorney general on numerous occasions, The Hill reports.

They were charged with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy after a Justice Department investigation that lasted more than a year.

A few minutes after the tweet on Sessions, Trump added a second tweet attacking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, asserting that Democrats did not like Comey until Trump fired him in 2017.

"The President's entitled to having an attorney general he has faith in, somebody that is qualified for the job...clearly, Attorney General Sessions doesn't have the confidence of the President", Graham said, according to CNN.

In an interview with the "Daily Caller," Trump accused social media companies of tilting elections in favor of the Democrats.

The 448-page opus from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, "Fear: Trump in the White House", is slated for public release on September 11. "That said, it's high time President Trump fires his ineffective attorney general", Eric Bolling, a close Trump friend and a former Fox News personality, told The Daily Beast on Monday.

"You know, this tweet alone may be an impeachable offense", Toobin stated.

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