Trump Blasts Jeff Sessions Saying Investigations Could Jeopardize Midterm Election

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Ford Center in Evansville Indiana

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Ford Center in Evansville Indiana

And on Monday, Trump blasted Sessions on Twitter over recent indictments against two Republican congressman. Collins, meanwhile, was charged with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud, and lying in relation to an alleged insider-trading scheme.

Sessions recently pushed back, saying publicly that he will not allow political manipulation of the department. YouTube did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have pushed the idea that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared.

"Public perceptions are important", Baker said.

The continuing failure of Republicans to provide a check on this president makes the upcoming midterm elections all the more important.

Mr Trump has previously pressed Mr Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused Mr Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department. Trump replied, "I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department".

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.

Trump's attacks on the DOJ and Sessions provide the latest evidence that the president believes the attorney general's job is to protect him and his political allies while targeting his opponents. In a shot at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he wrote, "Good job Jeff". Last month Trump directed Sessions to "look into all of the corruption on the "other side". But Trump, by all appearances, knows nothing about the Collins and Hunter cases.

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And the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, decried the book as "another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes". And possibly because the two members of Congress facing indictments have been long and loyal supporters of his.

FILE - Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks to reporters, May 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, called Trump's actions "unprecedented in American history".

Corker, a retiring Tennessee Republican, added that Trump's disdain for institutions like the Justice Department shows his "lack of appreciation for democratic values and institutions", warning he would turn the country into Venezuela "if left to his own accord".

"When the president says these things - basically, "I want to you use Justice Department to help the Republican Party" - that is fodder for the cannon of Bob Mueller", he said.

"The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority party and one for the minority party", Sasse said in a statement.

Blumenthal said that Trump seemed to be "deliberately trying to obstruct justice". Some Republican lawmakers - like Senator Lindsey Graham, for instance - have indicated that President Trump could fire and replace Sessions after this fall's midterms.

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