Trump Slams Sessions over DOJ’s Criminal Lawsuits against GOP Lawmakers

Trump blasts Sessions

President Donald Trump once again criticized U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet on Monday. This time, he was upset with Sessions due to criminal charges filed by the Department of Justice against two Republican lawmakers before the November elections.

Trump suggested that the attorney general jeopardized the GOP lawmakers’ chances of winning their elections.

In a tweet on Monday, the president 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.”

Allegations against GOP Reps. Chris Collins and Hunter Duncan

Trump was referring to Republican U.S. Reps. Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California.

Early in August, the DOJ filed insider trading charges against Collins, his son Cameron and another person named Stephen Zarsky. The agency also charged them with conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements to the FBI.