President escalates attacks on his attorney general

Trump calls out Sessions over indictments

'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms

Donald Trump on Sunday mounted another extraordinary attack on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, blaming him for charges against two congressmen he said jeopardised Republican chances in the forthcoming midterm elections.

The President's tweets about various indictments brought against California Rep. Duncan Hunter who misused more than $250,000 in campaign funds and then threw his wife under the bus, and Chris Collins of NY who was indicted on insider trading and wire fraud.

The president also compared Sessions unfavorably to Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired, "Lyin" James Comey, ' saying they'd become martyrs to the very same lawmakers who'd previously despised them after resisting orders from Trump.

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

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Both lawmakers have pleaded not guilty.

A graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (Trump's alma mater), Berman has contributed to numerous Republican candidates including Trump himself.

Trump recently told Bloomberg News that he would keep Sessions as attorney general until after the midterm elections. He calls both "Obama era, [sic] investigations" - despite both men's alleged wrongdoing taking place in 2017 - and suggests Sessions created an unnecessary headache.

The investigation into Mr Hunter began under the presidency of Barack Obama, but the Collins inquiry was launched previous year.

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But he was apparently referring to the first two Republicans to endorse him in the GOP presidential primaries. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM! "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.

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

Toobin added that the public can wear itself out in regards to its outrage over Trump's behavior. The Hunter investigation began under Obama.

AshLee Strong, a spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, responded to Trump's tweet by saying the Justice Department "should always remain apolitical, and the speaker has demonstrated he takes these charges seriously".

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The White House had no comment on Trump's tweets, but said he chose to not leave the White House and focus on trade calls.

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