Comey, former director of the FBI, has become an antitrump figure after his dismissal in May 2017
Donald Trump once again attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been the target of his anger for several months, when compared to former FBI Director James Comey, whom he displaced in 2017.
The reason for the president’s renewed criticism is the accusation by the federal justice to Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins, two republican parliamentarians close to him who were expected to be reelected in November.
“Two Obama-era investigations of two very popular Republican congressmen were presented just before midterm elections by the Jeff Sessions Department of Justice. Two sure triumphs are now in doubt, “Trump tweeted. “Good job, Jeff,” he added sarcastically.
The president has conducted a public campaign against the Alabama Republican who appointed him to the most important position in relation to law enforcement, mainly for having been challenged in the investigation into an alleged collusion with Russia, which has besieged his presidency .
That has weakened the Attorney General’s position, although Trump recently told Bloomberg News that Sessions would continue in office, at least until after the mid-term elections in November.
Under pressure from Trump, Sessions issued an unusual statement last month that said: “While I am a prosecutor general, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be unduly influenced by political considerations.”
The two elected representatives in the House of Representatives had been Trump’s first allies during his campaign. Hunter is accused of embezzling $ 250,000 in campaign funds, while Chris Collins was accused of insider trading, so he resigned to run for the midterm elections in November.
“The Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, should worship him now, as well as James Comey’s liar. All the Democrats hated him, they wanted him out, they found him unpleasant, until I changed him! “The president said on Twitter.
Comey, former director of the FBI, has become an antitrump figure after his dismissal in May 2017, and especially since the release of his memoirs, in the spring of 2018, in which he portrays the virulence of the American president.
Before the presidential elections, Comey decided that her opponent Hillary Clinton had not committed any crime capable of making her liable to a criminal proceeding in an investigation into emails from a private server she had used when she was a secretary of state.