President Trump found it apparently too hot outside to play golf this morning, but now inside the White House residence, he again seems to be getting hot under the collar — unleashing a fresh round of sharp criticism on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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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,” Trump tweeted Monday. He appeared to be referring to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., both recently indicted by federal juries in separate corruption cases. “Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff,” Trump said.
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. Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 3, 2018
Hunter, along with his wife, were indicted by the Department of Justice last month for alleged illegal use of campaign funds to pay personal expenses — from luxury vacations and health care to family meals. Collins was indicted earlier this summer on insider trading charges; he subsequently ceased his bid for re-election and announced he would resign from Congress at the end of his term. Both Hunter and Collins were the first congressmen to endorse Trump for President back in February 2016. Both Hunter and Collins have denied the allegations against them.
It’s not clear whether Trump believes the indictments themselves are misguided — in addition to the timing of the charges — or both. The White House did not immediately respond to request for comment on the tweets.
“The Democrats, none of whom voted…