Trump escalates attacks on Attorney General Sessions

Trump escalates attacks on Attorney General Sessions

A former assistant U.S. attorney, Toobin said he would have been suspended or fired if he had suggested to his superior not indicting or investigating a member of the president's party because of the person's political affiliation.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions on social media over the attorney general's decision previous year to recuse himself from the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

The two first Republicans to endorse Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges - Rep. Duncan Hunter of California for spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of NY on insider trading.

Trump's suggestion that Sessions should have withheld charges against two fellow Republicans for purely political reasons seemed a remarkably unapologetic blurring of a traditional line between presidential authority and the law.

He went on to blame the attorney general for failing to crack down on "corruption" at the Justice Department, and suggested Sessions was turning a blind eye to Democratic misdeeds. The indictment does not specify when the investigation into Collins began. He was also under investigation by congressional ethics officials.

Both Collins and Hunter were indicted well outside the customary 60-day window.

President Trump threatens to "get involved" unless FBI, DOJ 'start doing their job.' Doug McKelway reports from the White House.

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In his tweet, Trump was referring to Republican Reps.

"The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one of the majority party and one for the minority party", Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began".

In an interview last week with Fox News, lashed out at Mr. Sessions saying the attorney general failed to take control of the Justice Department, signaling that a firing might be imminent.

Some of the issues Trump has raised have either already been examined or are being investigated.

In a rare statement in response, Sessions said that he would "not be improperly influenced" by political pressure. Still, Sessions has made clear to associates that he has no intention of leaving his job voluntarily despite Trump's constant criticism.

That has left the attorney general's position seeming tenuous at best, though Trump recently told Bloomberg News that Sessions was safe, at least until after the November mid-term elections. But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, said Tuesday that the relationship between the president and attorney general is "beyond fix".

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