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"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, " he said on Twitter.

Top executives from Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) will defend their companies in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday over what lawmakers see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to influence U.S. politics.

The Justice Department declined to comment on the President's tweets. So far, the available evidence suggests one investigation began during Trump's presidency. If the charges end up being dropped as a result of Trump's tweet, then Toobin would have a stronger argument.

President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting the embattled official should have intervened in investigations of two GOP congressmen to help Republicans in the midterms.

While Trump suggested the investigations into the two lawmakers began during the Obama administration, the charges against Collins stem from actions he allegedly took a year ago - including calls he placed while at the White House for a congressional picnic hosted by Trump.

The president apparently was referring to the current investigations into GOP Reps.

These two men were Trump's first supporters in the House.

Following the recusal, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the inquiry.

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John McCain as it traveled from the Arizona Capitol to the North Phoenix Baptist Church for a memorial service on Thursday. There will be a service at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, followed by burial at the U.S.

The jumping-off point for the Collins insider-trading investigation was a phone call that began months after Obama left office.

FILE - Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads from a statute about his recusal while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

According to several people who speak regularly to Trump, the president still keeps polling his inner circle and allies for their take on what he should do about Sessions, all the while highlighting what he views as Sessions' weaknesses, failings, and annoying qualities... Calling the agency the "Jeff Sessions Justice Department" is the president's ultimate insult, Trump advisers say.

In response to these attacks on Sessions, the nonprofit advocacy group Protect Democracy released a white paper in March titled No "Absolute Right" to Control DOJ: Constitutional Limits on White House Interference with Law Enforcement Matters.

Some of the issues Trump has raised have already been examined or are being investigated. The investigation into Mr Hunter began under the presidency of Barack Obama, but the Collins inquiry was launched previous year.

Some Democrats have spoken out loudly about Trump's shaming of Sessions.

"We've removed hundreds of pages and accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior - meaning they misled others about who they were and what they were doing", Sandberg said in written testimony released on Tuesday.

For her Labor Day weekend episode of Justice With Judge Jeanine, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro dedicated her opening monologue to personally and professionally trashing Trump's attorney general as a witless "shill" and as a pathetic enabler of supposed "corruption by the Democrats".


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