Trump in renewed attack on Jeff Sessions over charges for Republican congressmen

Trump in renewed attack on Jeff Sessions over charges for Republican congressmen

President Trump tells Bloomberg he will not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the midterms, threatens to pull the US out of the World Trade Organization if it does not 'shape up'.

The president suggested that the Department of Justice's move had put his party's success in the mid-term elections in jeopardy.

Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department. 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.

Geoffrey Berman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, oversaw the indictment last month of Collins on charges of insider trading.

In an Oval Office interview last week with Bloomberg News, Trump declined to say whether he'd keep Sessions in his job after the election. But in what is expected to be a charged debate over Sessions's successor - a debate likely to try even some Republican senators wary of Trump's maneuvers - tweets like the ones Sunday aren't exactly going to tamp down the idea Trump is searching for a political crusader to lead the DOJ.

Mr Trump's attack on Mr Sessions was quickly followed by a post in which he mocked the former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry.

Both lawmakers have pleaded not guilty.

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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. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began", he said in a statement.

Toobin added that the public can wear itself out in regards to its outrage over Trump's behavior.

He tweeted: "This is a awful situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact.

Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him.

The Hunter investigation began in June 2016, according to the indictment.

The tweet also amounts to Trump's latest broadside against his attorney general, whose recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign Trump has refused to forgive and continued to fume about.

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