Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat, on Tuesday afternoon called Trump's tweet on Sessions "unprecedented". Hunter was charged with using campaign funds for personal use.
The tweet was just another attempt by the president into shaming his attorney general into resigning.
The Senate committee struck a calm bipartisan tone, as it spoke with the Silicon Valley executives about their efforts to thwart misinformation campaigns ahead of November's midterm elections (and castigated Google for declining to participate).
Democrats have to flip 24 Republican House seats and keep the 194 seats they now represent to win the majority in November.
Collins was charged with 13 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements related to an alleged insider trading scheme. He has denied wrongdoing but said he would not seek re-election.
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Open appearance and it's one that celebrates her journey as a woman of color in a predominantly white sport and as a new mother. They made [Michael] Jordan the face of the company at a time when black men were considered to be a huge risk as pitch men.
The first two Republicans to endorse Mr Trump in the Republican presidential primaries were indicted on separate charges in August. Ben Sasse, a frequent Trump critic, strongly defended the Justice Department in a statement Monday evening.
Of course, Toobin's hypothetical is a totally different situation, mainly since Trump wasn't recommending that Sessions or anyone else in the Justice Department cease what they're now doing.
Other critics argue that mid-term elections are not a good reason to delay prosecution. It's the most outrageous and damning proof of Trump's utter contempt for the rule of law to come directly out of his mouth. The Department of Justice clearly has sufficient evidence to charge Mssrs. Ryan has removed Collins and Hunter from their committee assignments. The courts shall decide their guilt or innocence. Trump has also repeatedly complained publicly and privately over Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the federal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation because he'd worked on Trump's campaign.
Trump continued, arguing that Democrats must be very happy with his attorney general. Woodward describes how Trump viewed this as a backstabbing betrayal by someone he hoped would shield him from trouble.
The deputy in turn appointed ex-FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the inquiry, which the president has repeatedly called a "witch hunt". Trump also defended his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and insisted he was unfairly treated, even after Manafort was found guilty on eight counts of financial crimes.