The NY Post reports:
President Trump interrupted his Labor Day holiday to launch a raging mid-afternoon tweetstorm at Attorney General Jeff Sessions — apparently blaming him for last month’s indictments of a pair of “very popular” GOP lawmakers.
“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. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff,” he wrote, referring to California Rep. Duncan Hunter and New York Rep. Chris Collins, who were both smacked with corruption charges by the feds.
This is almost beyond belief.
Bad enough to have a President publicly attack his own Attorney-General.
But he is attacking him because the Department of Justice is prosecuting politicians for corrupt behaviour.
Trump seems to honestly think that that Department of Justice shouldn’t prosecute corruption if it involves members of his party.
He seems to think the job of Attorney-General is to protect the President, rather than uphold the law of the land and have it apply to all.
For those interested in the details, Hunter is accused of using $250,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses such as vacations in Italy.
Collins is charged with insider trading, with substantive evidence against him.
If the GOP loses those seats, the ones to blame are Collins and Hunter for their conduct. Not the Attorney-General for upholding the law.