Trump's suggestion that Sessions should have withheld charges against two fellow Republicans for purely political reasons seemed a remarkably unapologetic blurring of a traditional line between presidential authority and the law.
US President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department on Monday in connection with the indictments of two Republican Party congressmen on corruption charges, saying they could hurt the party in the midterm elections. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time.
Chris Collins of NY was indicted on insider trading charges, which he has denied, while Duncan Hunter of California was accused with his wife of using campaign donations for personal purposes. Fox News has reached out to the White House for additional clarification, and the Justice Department did not immediately respond.
Trump also tweeted: "The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now".
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Mr Trump has also pressed Mr Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused him of failing to take control of the justice department.
"These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began", Sasse added.
Collins has suspended his re-election campaign, while Hunter is running for re-election, alleging political bias by the Justice Department. "Really sick!" the commander-in-chief ranted in a second tweet.
The two men were Trump's earliest supporters in Congress, and the indictments are fodder for Democrats heading into November 6 elections that may give them control of the House.
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. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!
Jeff Sessions was an earlier supporter of Donald Trump which likely earned him the Attorney General role.