Trump Attacks Sessions For Probes Of ‘Very Popular’ GOPers, Hunter And Collins: ‘Good Job Jeff’

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 1, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump(L)during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018, and US Attorney G... (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on August 1, 2018 shows US President Donald Trump(L)during a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 30, 2018, and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressing the National Sheriffs' Association opioid roundtable in Washington, DC, on May 3, 2018. - US President Donald Trump called August1, 2018 on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections, calling it "a disgrace to USA." The president's latest tweet on the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller came on the second day of a trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on unrelated bank and tax fraud charges."This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further," Trump said, calling Mueller's probe "a disgrace to USA." (Photos by SAUL LOEB and NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB,NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He’s suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in jeopardy ahead of midterms with recent indictments of two GOP congressmen.

Trump tweeted Monday that “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.” He added, “Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time.”

The two first Republicans to endorse Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges — Rep. Duncan Hunter of California for spending campaign funds for personal expenses and Rep. Chris Collins of New York on insider trading.

Trump did not address the charges, just the politics. The White House did not immediately react.

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