President Trump says Sessions' DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

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But last month Duncan Hunter, a California representative, was charged with misuse of campaign funds while Chris Collins of NY was indicted for insider trading - over a share tip alleged to have been made in 2017, when Trump was in power. Hunter was indicted for misusing campaign funds, along with wire fraud, falsifying records, and other charges. Both have pleaded not guilty.

A spokeswoman for Sessions declined to comment, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sessions took the rare step of firing back at Trump after one of the President's most recent salvos.

That was not to say that the role social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube play in shaping public discourse should no't be scrutinised by researchers and congressional committees, Abdo said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said the tweet indicated Trump and Sessions "do not have a healthy relationship".

Collins has suspended his reelection campaign, while Hunter is running for reelection, alleging political bias by the Justice Department.

Trump has frequently been said to insult his attorney general. "What business does he have being attorney general?"

Incidentally, Sessions was also one of Trump's earliest supporters.

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In a tweet Monday, Trump again attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions while suggesting that the Justice Department consider politics when making decisions. American intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered to help Trump win.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses an Orthodox Union gathering in Washington, DC, June 13, 2018.

Trump also called Sessions "mentally retarded" and described him as a "traitor" for recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation, the book says, according to The Post. But Trump, by all appearances, knows nothing about the Collins and Hunter cases.

In response to these attacks on Sessions, the nonprofit advocacy group Protect Democracy released a white paper in March titled No "Absolute Right" to Control DOJ: Constitutional Limits on White House Interference with Law Enforcement Matters.

The White House on Tuesday accused Woodward of spreading "fabricated stories" but did not deny any of the anecdotes in the book about Sessions. "In his world they swore an oath to him, not (the) constitution and laws", Schatz wrote on Twitter.

"What we're concerned about is how Twitter has in some ways it looks like selectively, adversely affected conservatives", Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., said at the House hearing.

Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, called Trump's actions "unprecedented in American history".

Republican Senator Ben Sasse said the justice department should remain politically neutral in deciding whether or not to prosecute. 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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