Toobin: Trump tweet attacking Sessions over indictments ‘may be an impeachable offense’

04 September, 2018, 15:46 | Author: Charlene Valdez
  • President Donald Trump gestures while speaking at the Harris Conference Center in Charlotte N.C. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggesting the embattled official should hav

President Trump tells Bloomberg he will not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the midterms, threatens to pull the USA out of the World Trade Organization if it does not 'shape up'.

Trump did not address the charges themselves or name the congressmen, but the tweet was apparently referring to the indictments this summer of Representatives Chris Collins of NY and Duncan D. Hunter of California, the president's two earliest congressional endorsers.

In a Labor Day tweet, President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the recent investigations and indictments of two republican Congressmen, one of them being local Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence).

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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 latest presidential criticism of Mr Sessions with just over two months to go before the midterm elections. With the White House failing to name a permanent U.S. Attorney, the judges unanimously voted to keep Berman as acting U.S. Attorney until a permanent replacement was selected. Trump did not have any public events Monday.

The Hunters overdrew their personal bank accounts more 1,100 times in a seven-year period, according to the indictment, resulting in $37,761 in "overdraft" and "insufficient funds" bank fees.

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Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted. Really sick!' he tweeted. "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".

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.

The comments prompted a pointed response from Sessions, who said in a statement that "While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations".

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Allies, including Republican members of Congress, have long advised Trump that firing Sessions - especially before the November midterm elections - would be deeply damaging to the party. 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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