Trump renews attacks on ‘the Jeff Sessions Justice Department’

Geraldine Edwards
September 6, 2018

Trump's complaint came weeks after Collins, the first member of Congress to endorse his presidential run in 2015, was indicted on charges of insider trading.

Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, tweeted in August, "Am no fan of Jones - among other things he has a habit of repeatedly slandering my Dad by falsely and absurdly accusing him of killing JFK - but who the hell made Facebook the arbiter of political speech?"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the White House in Washington in 2017. Both lawmakers pleaded not guilty: Mr. Hunter is still running for reelection, while Mr. Collins suspended his campaign.

Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Some Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have pushed the idea that Twitter is "shadow banning" some in the GOP because of the ways search results have appeared.

He tweeted: "This is a bad situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further". Holder pushed back, saying that as attorney general, he had a president he "did not have to protect".

"The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority party and one for the minority party", the Republican senator said.

Sessions, due to his role on the Trump campaign, recused himself from partaking in any investigations regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election, following his failure to disclose his own contact with the Russian ambassador while being confirmed by the Senate.

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A few minutes after the tweet on Sessions, Trump added a second tweet attacking former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James B. Comey, asserting that Democrats did not like Comey until Trump fired him in 2017.

President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting the embattled official should have intervened in investigations of two GOP congressmen to help Republicans in the midterms.

Trump acknowledged that he was stuck with Sessions just days ago in an interview in which he committed to keeping his attorney general right where he is until the November elections.

And the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, decried the book as "another pathetic attempt to smear people close to President Trump and distract from the administration's many successes".

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"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. "That said, it's high time President Trump fires his ineffective attorney general", Eric Bolling, a close Trump friend and a former Fox News personality, told The Daily Beast on Monday.

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