Flake slams Trump's Justice Department attack

Trump calls out Sessions over indictments

Later in August Representative Duncan Hunter and his wife were indicted for allegedly using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses. Collins was charged with 13 counts related to securities fraud and insider trading.

Lawmakers also criticized Alphabet Inc's Google for refusing to send top executives to testify in the Senate on foreign efforts to influence USA politics, with just weeks before the November 6 congressional elections.

Pence's comment runs completely counter to President Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of Sessions, telling him to shut down the Mueller probe and calling it a "rigged witch hunt".

Another blow in Trump's long-running feud with Sessions, the president's complaint fits with his pattern of viewing the Department of Justice less as a law enforcement agency and more as one that should do his political bidding. But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections. "I think [Trump's] was a comment not created to obstruct justice but in my view, not appropriate". Trump complained to Fox News that he "put in an attorney general that never took control of the Justice Department".

Also under investigation is Trump's conduct in dismissing Comey, particularly why he fired him and whether he pressured him to be generous to Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser. Holder pushed back, saying that as attorney general, he had a president he "did not have to protect".

While Sessions is known for being one of the first congressmen to publicly express support for then-candidate Trump, a rift between the attorney general and the POTUS has since occurred and appears to be widening.

The DOJ said it would meet with other unspecified state attorney generals.

He has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over Mr Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

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The president's comment followed the statements of Democratic senators who warned that Trump was, in the words of Sen. The source said Kavanaugh's security detail quickly stepped in because they did not know who the person was.

In an Oval Office interview last week with Bloomberg News, Trump declined to say whether he'd keep Sessions in his job after the election. Woodward, in his book, reports that aides at times would remove papers from Trump's desk out of fear he would take steps to undercut the country's security.

Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont compared Trump's comment to North Korea, and noted his previous experience as a prosecutor.

Contributing: Kevin Johnson in Washington, D.C.

On Tuesday, Federal Communications chairman Ajit Pai said Silicon Valley firms to provide more transparency about how they operate, raising the possibility of tougher regulations for technology firms.

Trump's second tweet is a lie.

Lawmakers from Trump's own party argued that the president was trying to politicize the Justice Department.

But, as Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said in a pointed statement, "The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice - one for the majority and one for the minority party".

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