Trump Lobbying GOP Senators to Turn Against Sessions

Trump Lobbying GOP Senators to Turn Against Sessions

Trump on Monday blasted Sessions and lamented the indictments of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins who were his earliest supporters in the Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they should not have been charged because they are Republicans, the CNN reported.

Another blow in Mr Trump's long-running feud with Mr Sessions, the president's complaint fits with his pattern of viewing the Department of Justice less as a law enforcement agency and more as a department that is supposed to do his political bidding.

Meanwhile, Trump's lawyers had previously warned a dismissal of Sessions would help special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of any potential obstruction of justice involving Trump.

Trump's 36 percent job approval is a slight tick downward from April, when the outlets last measured Americans' views of Trump and found him at 40 percent.

In fact, Politico noted, some Republican senators have already expressed a willingness to turn against Sessions.

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But Thomas said there was no "malice" in what happened, with some viewers arguing it was merely play-fighting. A spokesperson for Celebrity Big Brother said: "Roxanne has made a decision to leave the BB House".

But when Dickerson noted the president could fire a Cabinet member for any reason and asked if there is a substantive basis for firing Sessions, Graham brought up immigration.

At a rally in IN on Thursday night, Trump turned up the rhetoric, threatening to "get involved" in the work of the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation unless the agencies "start doing their job". "And I think that sort of blindsided the president". None of that is inconsistent with Mueller doing his job, as far as I'm concerned.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hosts a roundtable discussion with foreign liaison officers from the Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., August 29, 2018.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the President's tweets.

This is only the latest in a series of insults Trump has hurled at Sessions in the last 10 days, while contemplating firing him.

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