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Sen. Ben Sasse reacts to President Trump's comments on Jeff Sessions

Posted at 8:42 AM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 09:45:14-04

President Trump blasted his attorney general Jeff Sessions on Twitter Monday, saying Sessions' bringing charges for two very popular Republican congressmen before the midterm elections. The President said Sessions put two "easy wins" in doubt. 

Many, including Nebraska's Ben Sasse, were critical of the President for suggesting the Justice Department overlook criminal allegations for political reasons. 

“The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice – one for the majority party and one for the minority party. These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began," Sasse said in a statement. "Instead of commenting on ongoing investigations and prosecutions, the job of the President of the United States is to defend the Constitution and protect the impartial administration of justice.”