Trump Mocks Attorney General Sessions for Republican Indictments

Trump calls out Sessions over indictments

'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms

Despite Trump's claim that both investigations began under Democratic President Barack Obama, Collins was charged over trades in June 2017 - almost six months after Trump took office. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!

Collins was charged with insider trading, accused by federal prosecutors of tipping off his son about a biotechnology company's failed drug trial to avoid significant investment losses.

The President's tweets about various indictments brought against California Rep. Duncan Hunter who misused more than $250,000 in campaign funds and then threw his wife under the bus, and Chris Collins of NY who was indicted on insider trading and wire fraud.

In a tweet, Mr Trump criticised the prosecution of "two very popular Republican Congressmen".

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

The investigation into Mr Hunter began under the presidency of Barack Obama, but the Collins inquiry was launched past year.

The Hunter investigation began in June 2016, according to the indictment.

"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. Really sick!" Trump tweeted.

What's more, Trump clearly places this in the partisan context, suggesting Sessions should be considering not just the 2018 election, but the GOP's own fortunes in it. After the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe, which Trump calls a "witch hunt".

The comments prompted a pointed response from Sessions, who said in a statement that "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

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.

Of course, Toobin's hypothetical is a totally different situation, mainly since Trump wasn't recommending that Sessions or anyone else in the Justice Department cease what they're now doing.

"I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice", Sen.

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