Trump Blames Sessions For Arrests Of GOP Reps

Cheryl Sanders
September 4, 2018

US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of damaging the midterm re-election chances of two Republican members of Congress by prosecuting them.

"Good job Jeff", Trump wrote sarcastically, referring to Obama-era investigations of two House Republicans.

"Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time", he complained, noting that Democrats must "love" Sessions as the attorney general. "Law enforcement officers and prosecutors may never select the timing of investigative steps or criminal charges for the objective of affecting any election, or for the goal of giving an advantage or disadvantage to any candidate or political party", reads a 2016 Justice Department memorandum issued by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which mirrors language issued by previous attorneys general ahead of federal elections.

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. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the president was when the investigations began", Sasse said in a statement.

Trump argued that Sessions should have considered the political consequences of pursuing cases against the lawmakers, who both supported Trump early in his presidential campaign. "Same thing with Lyin" James Comey.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment on Trump's tweets, which did not name the congressmen.

He tweeted: "This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further".

Margaret Hunter has also pleaded not guilty to the charges. Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.

Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The attack on Mr Sessions comes after Mr Trump last week said that Mr Sessions was safe in his job at least until after the November mid-term elections.

Trump stayed at the White House on Monday, watching television.

During his arraignment, Hunter threw his wife under the bus, whining that she was in charge of his personal and congressional spending. He emerged earlier in the day, apparently about to join a waiting motorcade, before returning inside. Mr Trump has repeatedly called it a "witch hunt".

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