For now, Democrats won’t challenge Sessions again over proposed Trump-Putin meeting

For now, Democrats won’t challenge Sessions again over proposed Trump-Putin meeting

For now, Democrats won’t challenge Sessions again over proposed Trump-Putin meeting

The unorthodox presidential attack brought criticism from former Justice Department officials and some Republican senators, including Ben Sasse.

Trump on Monday blasted Sessions and lamented the indictments of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins who were his earliest supporters in the Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they should not have been charged because they are Republicans, the CNN reported.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's suggestion that the Justice Department shouldn't prosecute two GOP congressmen because it will hurt the party's election prospects in November.

The revelations in Woodward's book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", set to be released next Tuesday, represent the latest episode in a public feud between Trump and Sessions since the attorney general's recusal in March 2017.

I may not agree with everything Jeff Sessions believes in, but he certainly deserves credit for hanging in there and taking the Justice Department job serious enough to let Rod Rosenstein do his job.

"Obviously", said Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, "some people are lying to us because [testimony is] inconsistent".

In addition, they wrote that in a constitutional democracy, "those in office should not wield the powers of the state to benefit their political allies and punish their opponents".

The first two Republicans to endorse Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges last month: Rep. Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of NY on insider trading. His lawyers said Trump "nodded with approval", and Sessions "appeared to also like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it".

Despite Trump's claim that both investigations began under Democratic President Barack Obama, Collins was charged over trades in June 2017 - almost six months after Trump took office.

Then, last week, after Trump made his comments to Bloomberg, he told a raucous crowd in IN that he could "get involved" if his administration's Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation don't start "doing their job and doing it right".

Trump did not address the charges, just the politics.

The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was temporarily suspended from Twitter, sat in the front row of the Senate hearing, and interrupted Rubio.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about the opioid and fentanyl crisis, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Concord, N.H.

Corker, in particular, has been unsparing in his criticism of Trump at times, including warning that the President is "debasing" the United States and saying the country would descend into "chaos" if several top administration officials were not in their posts.

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. "I think [Trump's] was a comment not created to obstruct justice but in my view, not appropriate".

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

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