Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

"Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time", he complained, noting that Democrats must "love" Sessions as the attorney general.

Prosecutors last month charged California Representative Duncan Hunter with corruption for misusing campaign money and New York Representative Christopher Collins with insider trading .

The White House did not immediately react. However, from previous reports, George Papadopoulos, the former adviser account appeared to be contradicting with the testimony released on Congress Sessions held in November 2017 which had pleaded against this proposal by Papadopoulos on 31 March 2016, before the campaign meeting was held.

Despite Trump's claim that both investigations began under Democratic President Barack Obama, Collins was charged over trades in June 2017 - almost six months after Trump took office.

And what is even more remarkable is that while a handful of congressional Republicans voiced their disapproval with Trump's views - the usual suspects like Sens.

Whether or not Republicans acknowledge what is right in front of their faces, this much is plain: The current President of the United States sees the Justice Department as an appendage of his own political operation.

"Good job Jeff", Trump wrote sarcastically, referring to Obama-era investigations of two House Republicans. Still, Sessions has made clear to associates that he has no intention of leaving his job voluntarily despite Trump's constant criticism.

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Therefore, Vice President Mike Pence's most recent comments about the attorney general come as a surprise and perhaps out of character.

"So the justice system is under attack, and I'll be looking forward to statements from this nominee as a court of appeals judge, let alone nominee of the United States Supreme Court", he added shortly before confirmation hearings were set to begin for Kavanaugh. But their relationship has been fraught with conflict, particularly after the attorney general recused himself in March 2017 from any Justice Department investigations into Russian meddling in the USA 2016 election. Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, strongly defended the Justice Department in a statement Monday evening.

Mr Trump has often clashed with Mr Sessions over the Russian Federation inquiry. Mr Trump has repeatedly called it a "witch hunt". With the White House failing to name a permanent U.S. Attorney, the judges unanimously voted to keep Berman as acting U.S. Attorney until a permanent replacement was selected.

The move represents a significant escalation of the political scrutiny facing tech firms, and comes a week after President Trump blasted Google for allegedly shutting out conservative voices. Trump said he thought it was "very unfair to the president" that Sessions "takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself".

Meanwhile, CNN's legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said the tweets could be grounds for impeachment.

Fox News's Brit Hume wondered when Trump would ever learn the role of his attorney general.

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