Trump accuses Sessions of hurting U.S. Republican congressional races

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

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

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens as President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 16, 2018.

Over two tweets, he accused Mr. Sessions of becoming a Democratic tool, apparently over the recent federal indictments of two sitting Republican House members - Reps.

Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department.

"Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time", he complained, noting that Democrats must "love" Sessions as the attorney general.

Geoffrey Berman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, oversaw the indictment last month of Collins on charges of insider trading.

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.

The Republican president verbally spat on his attorney general in tweets that dripped with disdain.

Jeff Sessions was an earlier supporter of Donald Trump which likely earned him the Attorney General role.

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

The Justice Department also began investigating Hunter previous year, with the House Ethics Committee announcing in March 2017 that it was holding off on taking action against Hunter because the Justice Department had launched a criminal investigation into his use of campaign funds.

The president has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election campaign. "Instead of commenting on ongoing investigations and prosecutions, the job of the President of the United States is to defend the Constitution and protect the impartial administration of justice".

Trump's tweet drew a scolding from Sen.

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".

He has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over Mr Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Still, Sessions has made clear to associates that he has no intention of leaving his job voluntarily despite Trump's constant criticism. Trump would probably argue that he's saying no indictments should be handed down this close to an election, regardless of party.

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