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 LeahySenate Dems protest vote on controversial court pick Budget chairs press appropriators on veterans spending Kavanaugh paper chase heats up MORE (D-Vt.) on Tuesday bashed President TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE for “pushing conspiracy theories” when he appeared earlier in the day to call for a former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas 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.

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 ComeyIntelligence officials showed Trump classified proof Putin ordered election interference: report FBI director says Russian influence efforts are ‘very active’ Ex-Clinton press secretary Fallon rejects Comey endorsement of Democrats in midterms MORE and others.

Leahy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was echoing former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesBuck Wild: 'Is President Trump paranoid or is the Deep State out to get him?' Supreme Court hands Trump predictable win on travel ban IG report doesn’t fault Comey for ‘partisanship,’ but it should have for his incompetence MORE’s criticism that Trump’s comments against his political opponents were “beyond abnormal” and “dangerous.”