As two Republican lawmakers publicly face separate investigations ahead of an important midterm election, President Donald Trump is using the development to once again go after his own Justice Department.
Rep. Duncan Hunter of California was indicted on charges related to campaign finance violations while Rep. Chris Collins of New York is accused of securities fraud. Both have denied the charges.
In his latest attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump wrote:
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……….The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey. The Dems all hated him, wanted him out, thought he was disgusting – UNTIL I FIRED HIM! Immediately he became a wonderful man, a saint like figure in fact. Really sick!