Trump Lambasts Jeff Sessions...Again

In a tweet Monday, Trump accused Sessions of jeopardizing the chances of re-election for two Republican congressmen by bringing criminal charges against them just before the midterm elections in November.

Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Jeff Sessions, most often via Twitter, calling the attorney general out for his alleged inability to take control over the Justice Department. "Two easy wins now in doubt", Trump tweeted. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who were respectively indicted on charges related to insider tradingand campaign finance fraud.

Trump followed up the first tweet with another, saying Democrats must now love Sessions, just like "Lyin' James Comey". Both have pleaded not guilty.

Sessions was an early Trump supporter in 2016.

A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Trump's alma mater), Berman has contributed to numerous Republican candidates including Trump himself.

"No president of the United States, Republican or Democrat, has ever, ever crossed the line and told people, 'Don't prosecute Republicans".

The tension between Mr Trump and Mr Sessions boiled over recently with Mr Sessions punching back, saying that he and his department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

But President Trump and a number of Republicans have prioritized concern that tech companies discriminate against conservatives with bias in treatment and so-called "shadow banning".

"Good job Jeff", he added sarcastically.

Trump's attacks on the DOJ and Sessions provide the latest evidence that the president believes the attorney general's job is to protect him and his political allies while targeting his opponents.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said the tweet indicated Trump and Sessions "do not have a healthy relationship".

Trump has frequently pilloried Sessions for recusing himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of possible collusion with Russian Federation to tilt the 2016 U.S. election toward the real estate billionaire. However, as CNN has previously reported, Trump has pressured Sessions on multiple occasions to reverse his recusal.

"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.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the President's tweets. In 2016, he made a $5,400 contribution to Trump's presidential campaign.

On "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday, Napolitano said Trump is the chief law enforcement officer in the land and he has a right to be frustrated at a "total breakdown in communication" with his attorney general.

Although presidents and attorney generals have clashed in previous administrations, experts see Trump as breaking new ground in terms of the public and aggressive ways he pressures Sessions.


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