Trump blasts Jeff Sessions and compares him to 'Lyin’ James Comey'

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"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", Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. Sen Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tweeted that Trump was "looking to use the Department of Justice to settle political scores". The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting - UNTIL I FIRED HIM!

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.

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

Trump's suggestion that Sessions should have withheld charges against two fellow Republicans for purely political reasons seemed a remarkably unapologetic blurring of a traditional line between presidential authority and the law.

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.

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In an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, Trump said Sessions would remain in his job at least until the November midterm elections. Hunter has said his wife handled the campaign money. Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Trump did not have any public events Monday.

Both men had been expected to face easy re-election campaigns. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the president was when the investigations began", Sasse said in a statement.

While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took past year - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump. Really sick!' he tweeted. 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.

Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called Trump's tweet "next level insane, inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating".

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