Washington, Sep 4 : US President Donald Trump took to twitter to slam Attorney General Jeff Sessions for deigning to indict “very popular” GOP lawmakers just weeks before the midterm elections.
“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.
The investigation into California’s Hunter began during the early stages of Trump’s own administration. Hunter and his wife, Margaret, illegally used campaign funds to pay personal bills big and small, from luxury vacations to kids’ school lunches and even a plane ticket for their pet rabbit, according to a stinging, 47-page indictment.
New York Congressman Collins ’ indictment on insider trading charges also stemmed from a call he made to his son in June 2017 — during a congressional picnic at the White House.Collins was charged with insider trading in August.
Signalling that Trump believes his political allies should be immune from prosecution, regardless of the evidence stacked against them,
The Justice Department declined to comment on the President’s tweets.