Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets

Trump Blasts Sessions for Not Ordering Justice Department to Ignore GOP Lawmakers’ Crimes Trump Blames Jeff Sessions For GOP Lawmakers Being Charged With Crimes Ahead Of Mid-Terms
Leonard Rios | 05 September, 2018, 23:34

"Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well-publicized charge, just ahead of the midterms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department", Trump tweeted from the White House.

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases.

Collins has suspended his reelection campaign, while Hunter is running for reelection, alleging political bias by the Justice Department. So far, the available evidence suggests one investigation began during Trump's presidency. "Really sick!" Trump tweeted.

Trump has repeatedly chastised Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian interference in the election, faulting the attorney general in August for not taking control of what he sees as "corruption" at the Justice Department.

And Trump's former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, said tech companies should be broken up.

But President Trump and a number of Republicans have prioritized concern that tech companies discriminate against conservatives with bias in treatment and so-called "shadow banning".

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. After the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe, which Trump calls a "witch hunt".

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I think that I can keep playing for years. "When the moment comes, I will decide". "The idea is to stay at Barcelona ". I was surprised by his decision, I did not think he would go from Madrid nor that he would go to Juventus .

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Collins' indictment on insider trading charges also stemmed from a call he made to his son in June 2017 - during a congressional picnic at the White House, five months after the president took office.

However, president Donald Trump in his statement said that he can not recall much of the matter and more so what took place in the campaign meeting which he termed as unimportant, this information was seen in a photo memorialized that Trump had posted on Instagram whereby almost a dozen men were sitting around a table among them including president Donal Trump, Jeff Sessions and George Papadopoulos.

Trump's tweet has been criticized as an attack on both the rule of law, as well as the Justice Department's generally apolitical posture.

He said the DOJ would have been "most unwise" to wait until after the midterms to issue these indictments.

"We've removed hundreds of pages and accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior - meaning they misled others about who they were and what they were doing", Sandberg said in written testimony released on Tuesday.

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.

The tweet on Sessions was an unusually harsh salvo, even for a president who sometimes expresses his thoughts on Twitter to the chagrin of his staff.

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