Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Jeff Sessions threatens Republican midterm hopes with indictments, Trump tweets

Donald Trump let loose on his attorney general for charges the Department of Justice brought against two sitting Republican members in recent days complaining that the indictments handicapped the incumbents and jeopardized the GOP's standing in the Hous 'Good job Jeff': Trump blames Sessions as GOP lawmakers charged before midterms
Ray Hunter | 04 September, 2018, 15:44

"Good job Jeff", Trump wrote sarcastically, referring to Obama-era investigations of two House Republicans. The alleged tip-off took place not during the Obama administration, as Trump's tweet suggests, but in 2017, after Trump had become president. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions in private and in public for recusing himself from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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 President's suggestion that the Justice Department consider politics when making decisions continued Mr Trump's disregard for the agency's independence.

The president also compared Sessions unfavorably to Federal Bureau of Investigation director he fired, "Lyin" James Comey, ' saying they'd become martyrs to the very same lawmakers who'd previously despised them after resisting orders from Trump.

In an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, Trump said Sessions would remain in his job at least until the November midterm elections. The two were the first members of Congress to endorse Trump after he announced his bid for president in 2015, at a time when few others did.

Apple's new iPhone models will be announced on 12 September
It is quite visible from the press renders that Apple has managed to do this by reducing the bezel size around the watch display. All the upcoming iPhones are expected to feature notch design that was first introduced in the iPhone X a year ago .

Trump's tweet drew a scolding from Sen.

The president has repeatedly attacked Sessions for recusing himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election campaign.

Hunter was indicted for using campaign funds for personal use and were charged with counts of wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations and conspiracy.

Republican congressional leadership considered the charges serious enough to move to strip both men of their committee assignments. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began".

The White House summoned the press pool about 10:30 a.m. for a road trip, and the president emerged from the White House 10 minutes later rocking a red polo shirt, dark trousers and a white MAGA hat.

While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took a year ago - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump.

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