President Donald Trump chose Labor Day to renew his attack on his own U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, but added two additional complaints to the ones he's made already.
Here's what he said
In a message from his Twitter account, the president savaged Sessions for indicting two Republicans ahead of the midterm election.
Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publ… https://t.co/QTG25ccvbp— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535999125.0
"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," the president tweeted.
"Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time," he added. "Good job Jeff......"
Trump was referring to legal action by the Justice Department taken against Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) for securities fraud and lying to the FBI, and Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for campaign fund abuses.
"....The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now," he added in a second tweet. "Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey. 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!"
....The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey. The… https://t.co/T0XacHhXgx— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1535999959.0
Trump had previously criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign. Sessions cited his position on the Trump campaign transition team as the reason for his recusal.
Democrats and other critics of Trump have cited his continued attacks on Sessions as evidence that the president has no problem with interfering with investigations of the Justice Department. Others have gone so far as to suggest that he is already guilty of obstruction of justice.
But even some on the right criticized this new attack on Sessions from the president.
"Will DJT never learn that an attorney general’s job is not to play goalie for a president or his party, or any party for that matter?" responded Brit Hume of Fox News.
"Mr. President, it is BAD to ignore criminality to hold Congressional seats. My goodness," said Ben Shapiro.
"Not some banana republic"
Senator Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) condemned the attack from the president in a statement Monday.
“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," Sasse said.
"These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began," Sasse added. "Instead of commenting on ongoing investigations and prosecutions, the job of the President of the United States is to defend the Constitution and protect the impartial administration of justice."
Here's the Fox News report on Trump's new attacks: