Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment

06 September, 2018, 04:17 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • President Donald Trump

On Monday, Trump accused Sessions of jeopardizing Republicans' chances in the midterm elections by bringing charges against two GOP congressmen in August.

Trump did not name the Republican congressmen, but he was apparently referring to the indictments against Rep. Duncan Hunter of California and Rep. Chris Collins of NY.

Collins was charged with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements related to an alleged insider trading scheme.

Sandberg and Dorsey said the companies had stepped up efforts to fight such influence operations, but lawmakers said there was far more to be done and suggested Congress might have to take legislative action.

Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican, said on Twitter the statement was "not the conduct of a President committed to defending and upholding the constitution, but rather a President looking to use the Department of Justice to settle political scores".

Mr Trump then compared the Attorney General with "Lyin' James Comey", claiming the Democrats must love Mr Sessions now.

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.

"The companies' platforms are now the single most important forum for speech in our society", said Abdo.

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

"I'm appalled by those comments", she said.

But some now see him as a bulwark against attacks on the Justice Department.

Unseeded Millman sends Federer crashing out of US Open
Prior to this match Federer had not lost a set as he he continues his chase for a sixth US Open triumph and 21st grand slam title. In the women's draw, Madison Keys eased into the quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S scorn for the rule of law has - by now - been pretty well established. Holder pushed back, saying that as attorney general, he had a president he "did not have to protect". American intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to help Trump win.

He added sarcastically: "Good job Jeff ..."

Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him.

The 448-page book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", is slated for public release on September 11.

The authors of the paper wrote that White House interventions based on the president's personal or corrupt interests are "always unconstitutional".

Senator Mark Warner, the committee's top Democrat said, "I'm skeptical that, ultimately, you'll be able to truly address this challenge on your own".

Contributing: Kevin Johnson in Washington, D.C. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, said Tuesday on CNN's "New Day".

U.S. political scientist and columnist Brian Klass called Mr Trump's outburst "insane".

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 United States election toward the real estate billionaire.

"He's not hiding how he views the law, law enforcement, of justice".

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