President Trump stepped up his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, hammering him over criminal charges recently brought against two Republican congressmen, which may jeopardize the GOP's chances of holding those seats in the midterm elections. "Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time", Trump said in his tweet.
Trump did not address the charges, just the politics. Duncan Hunter of California and Chris Collins of NY for alleged misuse of campaign funds and alleged insider trader, respectively.
"The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now".
Contrary to Trump's claim that both indictments were the result of "long-running Obama-era investigations", the DOJ did not open its investigation into Hunter until March 2017, after Trump took office.
Two of Trump's regular critics in the GOP Senate were quick to argue that Trump was trying to politicize the Justice Department. Sen.
Trump's attacks on Sessions, and his efforts to force his attorney general to quit his post after Sessions recused himself from the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, are part of an obstruction investigation into the president by special counsel Robert Mueller and his team.
"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense", Toobin stated.
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.
Though Trump argued that the investigations began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins - which include securities and wire fraud - stem from actions he allegedly took a year ago, and the Justice Department launched a criminal investigation into Hunter's use of campaign funds after a referral from the Federal Election Committee.
But some now see him as a bulwark against attacks on the Justice Department.
The Fox analyst said it seemed inappropriate for Trump to weigh in and say the DOJ should not be investigating his congressional allies because it could hurt the party in the midterm elections. Trump did not have any public events Monday.
Sarah Palin, who was McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, was not invited to any of the memorial services. CNN has previously reported that McCain did not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral and former Alaska Gov.
He warned that Canada's return to the negotiating table may upend the consensus on autos reached by the US and Mexico. The U.S. -Mexico agreement stipulates a 16-year NAFTA that would be reviewed and possibly extended every six years.
According to the Phoenix Fire Department, six people have been treated for heat-related issues, but none were transported. Albert Cabreira, a 50-year-old school teacher, salutes outside the Arizona Capitol Museum where the body of Sen.
The revised rates are effective from 6 am on September 3, 2018. "This is further hurting Asian currencies", the official said. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has blamed "external" factors for the rise in petrol and diesel prices.
Speakers include Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan , city council president Brenda Jones, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder , former U.S. Aretha Franklin is dressed in a sparkling full-length gold dress with sequined heels for her final outfit. "I love her.
Asked whether he thought during that time away about returning to the height of his powers, Djokovic replied: "I have imagined. Open on Monday and suffered a shock 3-6 7-5 7-6 (7) 7-6 (3) defeat to unseeded Australian John Millman in the last 16.
China's growing clout in Africa is also drawing criticism that more African countries are getting caught in a Chinese debt trap. Stevens said Beijing's decision not to hike loans to Africa said it shouldn't be interpreted as a step back in relations.
He said the United States would have to give six months notice to both Canada and Mexico if it intends to withdraw. Mexico swiftly retaliated with import tariffs on some American goods, including steel, apples and pork.
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