Sasse on Trump's DOJ Criticism: U.S. 'Not Some Banana Republic'

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Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the indictments of two Republican congressman.

Trump did not address the charges themselves or name the congressmen, but the tweet was apparently referring to the indictments this summer of Representatives Chris Collins of NY and Duncan D. Hunter of California, the president's two earliest congressional endorsers.

US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of damaging the midterm re-election chances of two Republican members of Congress by prosecuting them.

Many simply doubled-down on their support for Sessions, who has endured withering criticism by Trump ever since Sessions recused himself from the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation a year ago.

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Both were indicted on separate charges last month: Duncan Hunter of California on charges that included spending campaign funds for personal expenses, and Chris Collins of NY on insider trading.

Hunter was charged with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including family vacations, school tuition, and theater tickets.

Both have proclaimed their innocence.

The Justice Department says it's convening a meeting later this month to discuss concerns that social media companies may be hurting competition and "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms". Some Republican lawmakers - like Senator Lindsey Graham, for instance - have indicated that President Trump could fire and replace Sessions after this fall's midterms.

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The president has been a vocal critic of the justice department and has frequently clashed with his attorney general.

In an interview with The New York Times in 2017, Trump was asked if he would reopen the investigation into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

Geoffrey Berman, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY, oversaw the indictment last month of Collins on charges of insider trading. In a shot at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, he wrote, "Good job Jeff". He briefly exited the White House to a waiting motorcade but then went back inside without going anywhere.

Sessions has said his department won't be "improperly influenced by political considerations". Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told reporters.

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"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. Trump's comments make it clear that he sees his office as "above the law, which directly undermines the ancient principle of rule of law, that the law applies without fear or favor, and no one is above it". But on Tuesday, more Republicans began to speak out about Trump's comments attacking Sessions, which were reported in the book by journalist Bob Woodward. "Don't know why Washington politicians don't change libel laws?", Trump tweeted. However, early on October, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty of having lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the Russia contacts he had and that he had been workinh hand to hand with Robert Mueller, who was a Special Counsel probe during the Russian meddling meeting which was held in 2016 which collided with the US election and most probably colluded with Trump's campaign.

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