Falwell Jr.: Sessions and Rosenstein ‘deceived’ Trump into appointing them and should ‘rot’ in jail
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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. said he thinks Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHouse Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists Senate Judiciary begins investigation into DOJ lawmaker subpoenas NSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison MORE, Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinHouse Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists The Hill's Morning Report - Biden-Putin meeting to dominate the week Media leaders to meet with Garland to discuss leak investigations MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations MORE into appointing them.

“Are there any grownups w/ integrity left in the DOJ?” Falwell first said on Twitter on Friday. “When I was a kid, I watched [Republicans] join [Democrats] to force Nixon out. Now [Democrats] won’t join [Republicans] to lock up [former FBI Director James] Comey, [former Attorney General Loretta] Lynch, [Department of Justice official Bruce] Ohr, Rosenstein, [FBI agent Peter] Strzok, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNSA leaker Reality Winner released from federal prison Monica Lewinsky signs production deal with 20th TV Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide MOREBarack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama: Fox News viewers 'perceive a different reality' than other Americans Police investigating death of TV anchor who uncovered Clinton tarmac meeting as suicide Ending the same-sex marriage wars MORE & maybe even Jeff Sessions despite damning evidence!”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday said in response to the evangelical’s tweet that the people who decided not to prosecute those listed by Falwell were Sessions, Rosenstein and Wray. He also pointed out that each of the three were Republicans, nominated by Trump and confirmed by GOP controlled Senate.

“Yep and I think they deceived Donald Trump into appointing them,” Falwell, one of the president’s most ardent evangelical supporters, said in response on Twitter on Sunday. “They should rot in the same jail."

Falwell’s remark comes just days after he joined criticism of Sessions on Thursday, calling him a "phony." 

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The evangelical’s criticism of the attorney general arrived shortly after Trump called on Sessions to halt the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 

Sessions, who served as a top Trump campaign adviser, has been a common target for criticism from Trump, who has said several times that he would not have picked Sessions for attorney general post if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russia probe in March 2017.