Trump Blames Sessions For Charging GOP Congressmen, Putting Two ‘Easy Wins’ In Doubt

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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President Donald Trump lashed out at Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Monday, blaming the former Alabama senator for two congressional seats — which were solidly red — now in jeopardy due to recently filed charges.

“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.”

Trump appeared to be referring to the recent indictments of New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins and California Rep. Duncan Hunter. Collins, one of the first sitting congressmen to publicly endorse Trump, was indicted in early August on insider trading charges. Hunter was indicted, along with his wife, two weeks later on charges related to misuse of campaign finances. Both have since  leaded “not guilty,” but Collins has withdrawn from his race.

Trump went on to compare Sessions to Comey, who was widely hated by Democrats until he was fired.

“The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey,” he tweeted. “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!”

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