Sen. Bob Corker Slams President Trump For Not Ruling Out Firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on Friday blasted President Trump for refusing to rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if the Department of Justice doesn’t pursue investigations the president wants.

Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted that the Justice Department and FBI should investigate “Crooked Hillary & the Dems.”

The Associated Press reported that when asked before departing for his trip to Asia if he would fire Sessions if the Justice Department doesn’t do more to investigate Democrats, Trump said, “I don’t know.”

Corker said in a statement, “Like me, most Americans hope that our justice system is independent and free of political interference. President Trump’s pressuring of the Justice Department and FBI to pursue cases against his adversaries and calling for punishment before trials take place are totally inappropriate and not only undermine our justice system but erode the American people’s confidence in our institutions.”

Corker’s statement was the latest volley in his feud with Trump over the president’s leadership abilities.

Special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and this week filed charges against three Trump associates. But Trump wants the attention turned on Hillary Clinton, including on new revelations by former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile that confirmed Clinton’s control of the DNC during the primary season.

Trump’s tweets Friday morning included the following:

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