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Dem on Trump DOJ comments: Enough with the 'banana republic-like tactics'

Dem on Trump DOJ comments: Enough with the 'banana republic-like tactics'
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Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyCongress should build on the momentum from spending bill Overnight Tech: Zuckerberg grilled by lawmakers over data scandal | What we learned from marathon hearing | Facebook hit with class action lawsuit | Twitter endorses political ad disclosure bill | Uber buys bike share Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg faces grilling in marathon hearing | What we learned from Facebook chief | Dems press Ryan to help get Russia hacking records | Top Trump security adviser resigning MORE (D-Vt.) on Tuesday bashed President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind Gateway funds Pruitt spent K flying aides to Australia to prep for later-canceled visit: report Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of Mueller probe: report MORE for “pushing conspiracy theories” when he appeared earlier in the day to call for a former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJustice to provide access to Comey memos to GOP lawmakers Justice Dept inspector asks US attorney to consider criminal charges for McCabe: reports 'Homeland' to drop Trump allegories in next season MORE aide to be jailed. 

“Enough w the banana republic-like tactics & daily assaults on our institutions. As Americans we must not normalize this dangerous behavior; it must be rejected”, Leahy tweeted.

In a tweet Tuesday morning, Trump seemed to be referring to a report in The Daily Caller that said Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded State Department emails to her personal Yahoo account.

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Those emails, according to that report, included passwords to government systems and were forwarded to her personal account before a breach at Yahoo affecting all customer accounts. 

Trump called for the Department of Justice to “act” on Abedin, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyJustice to provide access to Comey memos to GOP lawmakers Judge questions whether DOJ gave Mueller too much power Justice Dept inspector asks US attorney to consider criminal charges for McCabe: reports MORE and others.

Leahy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was echoing former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesGOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey Sally Yates warns Trump not to fire Rosenstein: 'No one is above the law' Sally Yates: If Trump doesn’t talk to Mueller he doesn’t have ‘moral authority to lead’ MORE’s criticism that Trump’s comments against his political opponents were “beyond abnormal” and “dangerous.”