Corker condemns Trump ‘pressuring’ of Justice Department, FBI

Press release from U.S. Sen. Bob Corker

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today (Friday) released the following statement on the importance of an independent justice system after reports that President Donald J. Trump refused to rule out firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if the Department of Justice does not investigate what the president wishes.

“Like me, most Americans hope that our justice system is independent and free of political interference,” said Corker. “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.”

Some background from Michael Collins’ report on the news release:

Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday that he is “disappointed” with the Justice Department and won’t rule out firing Sessions, if Sessions won’t investigate Democrats.

“Honestly, they should be looking at the Democrats,” Trump said before departing the White House on a 12-day trip to Asia.

Trump wants the Justice Department and FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton’s campaign, in response to a newly published book excerpt from former acting Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile. The excerpt says the Clinton campaign was improperly running the party during the 2016 primaries.

3 Responses to Corker condemns Trump ‘pressuring’ of Justice Department, FBI

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    Trump is willfully ignorant of our Constitution and how our government works. His small mind and monumental ignorance not only wield him incapable of respecting either, they prevent him from focusing on the serious matters of the day. I’m glad to see Senator Corker speaking up but would love to see other members of the GOP with the courage to do likewise. It’s enough to make one wonder who and what is being held over their heads that they have dropped all pretense of possessing any moral integrity whatsoever.

  • Jerry McDonough says:

    Cannot “li’l” corker just go away? I don’t want to be the one to tell him, but his moment in the sun is gone. I know he hates to lose the “gravy train” money bonanza at the taxpayer’s expense, but enough is enough. The Deplorables have spoken loud and clear. No more political hacks need apply!

  • Pattypatty says:

    Time for Corker to go if u had any balls u should have said something about investigating Hillary !!! Sessions had done nothing sense he had been in office he should have ready called for the firing of Mueller Sessions in part of the swamp time to go !!!

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