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Trump to Sessions: Look at the ‘other side’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/24/18, 11:03 am

President Donald Trump took another shot at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday, urging him to have the Justice Department investigate corruption on the “other side.” On Thursday, Sessions responded to the latest criticism from the president about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, from which the attorney general has recused himself. “While I am attorney general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations,” Sessions said in a statement. Trump tweeted Friday morning: “Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants,” and told Sessions to look into things such as surveillance of the Trump campaign, the Clinton Foundation, and more.

Meanwhile, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., in a speech from the Senate floor Thursday, warned the president not to fire Sessions. “[I]t would be a very, very, very bad idea to fire the attorney general because he’s not executing his job as a political hack,” Sasse said. “That is not the job of the attorney general. The attorney general’s job is to be faithful to the Constitution and to the rule of law.”

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • E Cole
    Posted: Fri, 08/24/2018 02:39 pm

    The President needs to stop listening to Sean Hannity, but I guess there are a lot of people still willing to believe regardless of the facts in evidence. 


  • Big Jim
    Posted: Fri, 08/24/2018 03:46 pm

    Hannity is a Pom Pom boy to be sure but the “facts in evidence” are overflowing with misdeeds from the President’s opposers. I wonder what would come of an investigation into Justice Dept and FBI handling of things if that investigation had subpoena and criminal indictment power, not just the dog and pony show of a congressional hearing.

  • JerryM
    Posted: Sun, 08/26/2018 01:44 am

    The facts do suggest crimes on the other side.  So I would say the president is right in calling for equal justice.