House speaker rejects Trump tweet on Justice Department

06 September, 2018, 04:14 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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Ron Johnson, a Trump ally and chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Hunter and his wife, Margaret, illegally used campaign funds to pay personal bills big and small, from luxury vacations to kids' school lunches and even a plane ticket for their pet rabbit, according to a stinging, 47-page indictment. Republicans control both the House and Senate and the elections will decide whether they keep their majorities. He has denied wrongdoing but said he would not seek re-election.

Prosecutors last month charged California Representative Duncan Hunter with corruption for misusing campaign money and New York Representative Christopher Collins with insider trading . A critical inflection point came in May 2016 when people hired to populate Facebook's "trending news" team told Gizmodo that they routinely suppressed conservative news sites - something Facebook vehemently denied.

Sessions was an early Trump supporter in 2016.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) declared that the USA justice system shouldn't be regarded as one in a "banana republic" after President Trump tweeted against the ongoing prosecution of two Republican congressmen on corruption charges.

Critics view Trump's disparaging remarks about Sessions for his department's indictments of two Republican lawmakers as an example of how much Trump misunderstands the president's authority and obligations under the USA constitutional system.

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The investigation into Mr Hunter began under the presidency of Barack Obama, but the Collins inquiry was launched past year.

His tweet is, as National Review says, "a call for a noxious politicization of the Justice Department". The Wisconsin Republican says political party should have no impact on how the department works.

"These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began", he continued.

Representative Frank Pallone, the top Democrat on the committee, said he was anxious that the Republicans were motivated by political concerns.

Other critics argue that mid-term elections are not a good reason to delay prosecution.

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S scorn for the rule of law has - by now - been pretty well established.

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"I want to start by making something clear: we don't consider political viewpoints, perspectives, or party affiliation in any of our policies or enforcement decisions". Ryan has removed Collins and Hunter from their committee assignments. The courts shall decide their guilt or innocence. I know they've got a strained, toxic relationship.

President Donald Trump once called Attorney General Jeff Sessions a "dumb Southerner" and mocked his accent behind his back, the journalist Bob Woodward wrote in his coming book, a copy of which was reviewed by The Washington Post.

"Multiple members of Congress and the chairwoman of the Republican Party have seen their Twitter presences temporarily minimized in recent months, due to what you have claimed was a mistake in the algorithm", he said.

The president has repeatedly complained after Mr Sessions recused himself from the investigation into possible Russian collusion in 2017.

Blumenthal said that Trump seemed to be "deliberately trying to obstruct justice".

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