Fox News analyst Brit Hume on Monday criticized President Donald Trump for his continued attacks on attorney general Jeff Sessions, saying the job of AG “is not to play goalie for a 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?” Hume tweeted.
Hume was responding to Trump’s earlier statement assailing Sessions for bringing criminal charges against Reps. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., and Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. Both backed Trump.
“Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the midterms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department,” Trump tweeted.
“Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff.”
“. . . The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now. Same thing with Lyin’ James Comey,” Trump continued. “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!”
Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara also slammed Trump.
“Repeatedly trying to pervert DOJ into a weapon to go after his adversaries, and now shamelessly complaining that DOJ should protect his political allies to maintain his majority in the midterms, is nothing short of an all out assault on the rule of law,” Yates tweeted late Monday.
“This, by the way, is next level crazy, inappropriate, unethical, stupid, incriminating,” Bharara said in response to Trump’s tweet.
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