Senate Republicans sharply pushed back on President Donald Trump's reported demeaning comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with one top GOP senator comparing the President's tirades to a "whining" teenager.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) declared that the US justice system shouldn't be regarded as one in a "banana republic" after President Trump tweeted against the ongoing prosecution of two Republican congressmen on corruption charges.
The president cited what he called "Obama era investigations" just before midterm elections and that "two easy wins now in doubt".
Some Democrats have spoken out loudly about Trump's shaming of Sessions.
Hunter was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including family vacations, school tuition, and theater tickets.
The Justice Department raised the prospect of a possible investigation as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey concluded their testimony today before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where they addressed efforts to prevent foreign abuse of their platforms.
The tweet marked Trump's latest attack on the Justice Department, which has a long history of carrying out investigations and pursuing indictments in a nonpartisan fashion.
Trump wrote on Twitter the Justice Department's decision to file charges will hurt safe Republican seats in the US House of Representatives.
Lawmakers from Trump's own party argued that the president was trying to politicize the Justice Department.
I may not agree with everything Jeff Sessions believes in, but he certainly deserves credit for hanging in there and taking the Justice Department job serious enough to let Rod Rosenstein do his job.
Hunter has not exited his race, while Collins ended his re-election bid days after his indictment.
News surfaced Tuesday about the details of a new book on the Trump White House to be released Sept 11 by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bob Woodward, of the Washington Post, that claimsTrump has called Attorney Sessions "mentally retarded" and said, "He's this dumb Southerner". In contrast to this, Charles Cooper, Washington lawyer said that Attorney General Sessions had initially publicly testified about oath on his recollection of this specific meeting and in his statement, he stood with his testimony. "Really sick!" Trump tweeted. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the president was when the investigations began", he said.
Mr Session said he "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations" in August, hours after Mr Trump had critcised him in a interview on Fox News.
The criticism began in the early months of the administration previous year, when Mr Sessions recused himself from investigations into claims that Russian Federation tried to help Mr Trump win the 2016 election. Lindsey Graham of SC told reporters recently. Trump's comments make it clear that he sees his office as "above the law, which directly undermines the ancient principle of rule of law, that the law applies without fear or favor, and no one is above it".