President Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a string of tweets on Monday, accusing him of hurting Republican chances in the upcoming midterm elections with a series of Justice Department investigations. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), Trump suggested that allowing Hunter and Collins to run for their Republican seats in the upcoming midterm elections without informing the public of the charges would be preferable to following the rule of law, and sarcastically slammed Sessions for potentially harming the GOP's control over Congress.
While there have been exceptions, longstanding protocol holds that the Justice Department should be left to operate free of political influence from the White House.
The president was referring to Reps. Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.
The first two Republicans to endorse Mr Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges in August. "He was appointed in November 2017 by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, also a Republican".
Journalist John Nichols pointed out that Trump's flagrant attempt to use his authority to favor his own political party in an upcoming election by directing federal prosecutors to ignore two congressmen's allegations of criminal conduct, amounts to the definition of an impeachable offense.
While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took previous year - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump.More news: Richard Liu, high-flying CEO of JD.com, has fostered 'clean' reputation
More news: Huawei unveils its new Kirin 980 mobile processor
More news: Samsung sets high bar for Note9, scoffs at S9 critics
"I think there will come a time, sooner rather than later, where it will be time to have a new face and a fresh voice at the Department of Justice", Sen.
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday appeared visibly deflated after legal analyst Andrew Napolitano told them that President Donald Trump's latest tweets attacking Attorney General Jeff Sessions would provide "fodder" for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
He even compares him to former FBI director James B. Comey, who has said Trump repeatedly requested loyalty and even suggested he back off unhelpful investigations. He was also under investigation by congressional ethics officials.
Both lawmakers have pleaded not guilty.
Trump stayed at the White House on Monday, watching television. "Really sick!" he wrote.