Trump escalates attacks on his attorney general

Trump blasts Jeff Sessions and compares him to 'Lyin’ James Comey'

Trump blasts Jeff Sessions and compares him to 'Lyin’ James Comey'

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.

Since Sessions' recusal, Trump has lashed out at him multiple times, blaming the attorney general for multiple offenses, including "being weak on Hillary Clinton" and the Russian Federation investigation.

He said Tuesday, "We can't normalize that".

Collins and Rep. Duncan Hunter from California were both indicted last month, with Collins accused of insider trading, and Hunter of illegal campaign spending. The two were the first members of Congress to endorse Trump after he announced his bid for president in 2015, at a time when few others did. "Made my blood boil". "Really sick!" Trump added. In a flurry of tweets last week the president claimed that Google's news service was "rigged" against him.

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

The president has repeatedly denied there was any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. However, early on October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty of having lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the Russia contacts he had and that he had been workinh hand to hand with Robert Mueller, who was a Special Counsel probe during the Russian meddling meeting which was held in 2016 which collided with the USA election and most probably colluded with Trump's campaign. After the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe, which Trump calls a "witch hunt".

Could Trump be guilty of obstruction of justice?

"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".

"I don't speak for the President", Sen.

"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense", Toobin said on CNN's "New Day". "He's entitled to his opinion, and maybe he thinks the policy ought to change".

"The Attorney General has convened a meeting with a number of state attorneys general this month to discuss the growing concern that these companies may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas", O'Malley said in a statement. Republican Senator John Cornyn accused Democrats of trying to conduct the hearing by "mob rule".

He later continued: "I'm not suggesting these prosecutions are politically motivated, I'm not suggesting they're wrong".

He suggested in tweets that Jeff Sessions should have prevented the indictments of Reps.

Collins has suspended his reelection campaign, while Hunter is running for reelection, alleging political bias by the Justice Department.

Critics view Trump's disparaging remarks about Sessions for his department's indictments of two Republican lawmakers as an example of how much Trump misunderstands the president's authority and obligations under the US constitutional system.

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