Toobin: Trump tweet attacking Sessions over indictments ‘may be an impeachable offense’

04 September, 2018, 15:47 | Author: Jason Torres
  • To Celebrate Labor Day, President Trump Insulted a Union Leader

The attorney general has recused himself from the investigation into claims that Moscow tried to help Mr Trump win the 2016 election.

The president's striking suggestion that the Justice Department consider politics when making decisions showed his disregard for the agency's independence.

Donald Trump let loose on his attorney general for charges the Department of Justice brought against two sitting, Republican members in recent days, complaining that the indictments handicapped the incumbents and jeopardized the GOP's standing in the House.

He added: "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time".

Last month Duncan Hunter, a California representative, was charged with the misuse of campaign funds while Chris Collins of NY was indicted for insider trading.

In an Oval Office interview last week with Bloomberg News, Trump declined to say whether he'd keep Sessions in his job after the election.

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The White House summoned the press pool about 10:30 a.m. for a road trip, and the president emerged from the White House 10 minutes later rocking a red polo shirt, dark trousers and a white MAGA hat.

The president was apparently referring to Congressmen Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Chris Collins (R-NY).

Under pressure from Trump, Sessions issued an unusual statement last month saying that "while I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". The comment on Monday was the latest indication that Trump, who ran on a pledge to "drain the swamp", believes his political allies should be immune from prosecution, regardless of the evidence stacked against them. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. "He was appointed in November 2017 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also a Republican".

"The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now". He even compares him to former FBI director James B. Comey, who has said Trump repeatedly requested loyalty and even suggested he back off unhelpful investigations. "Really sick!" Trump tweeted.

The Justice Department also began investigating Hunter past year, with the House Ethics Committee announcing in March 2017 that it was holding off on taking action against Hunter because the Justice Department had launched a criminal investigation into his use of campaign funds. Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.

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

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