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Pence's comment runs completely counter to President Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of Sessions, telling him to shut down the Mueller probe and calling it a "rigged witch hunt".

Rep. Leonard Lance speaks out on what he plans to ask Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on the handling of conservative content. Hunter was charged with illegally using campaign funds to pay personal expenses while Collins was charged with taking part in an insider trading scheme.

Both congressmen have pleaded not guilty in their cases.

US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions of damaging the midterm re-election chances of two Republican members of Congress by prosecuting them. And on Monday, Trump blasted Sessions on Twitter over recent indictments against two Republican congressman.

Trump privately told Porter: "How in the world was I ever persuaded to pick him for my attorney general?" In addition, they wrote that in a constitutional democracy, "those in office should not wield the powers of the state to benefit their political allies and punish their opponents".

In an interview with Bloomberg last week, President Trump said "I won't comment on the breaking up, of whether it's that or Amazon or Facebook. Made my blood boil". He said Trump's tweets had demonstrated that he "has virtually no respect for the rule of law".

Republican Senator Marco Rubio said the company might have skipped the hearing because it was "arrogant". That statement from President Trump seemed to have been the final straw for Sessions, who issued a rare public statement, vowing that, while he is attorney general, the Department of Justice "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations". Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.

According to Papadopoulos' lawyers, Mr. Trump nodded his head with an approval concerning George's offer thereby defering Mr. Sessions who turned out to like George's idea after this the initiatives where taken and the three said that the campaign would be looked into. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation tried to help Trump win the 2016 election, but the Kremlin denies meddling. "We fixed it", he said. "He's entitled to his opinion, and maybe he thinks the policy ought to change". But some have indicated that Trump may make a change after the elections. "I'm not even sure it's trending in the right direction", said Senator Richard Burr, the committee's Republican chairman.

He later continued: "I'm not suggesting these prosecutions are politically motivated, I'm not suggesting they're wrong".

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Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) tweeted, "This is not the conduct of a President committed to defending and upholding the constitution, but rather a President looking to use the Department of Justice to settle political scores".

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) declared that the US 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.