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 SessionsThe Memo: Trump tweets cross into new territory Sessions goes after Tuberville's coaching record in challenging him to debate The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip MORE, Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGOP chairman to seek subpoena power in investigation of Russia probe, 'unmasking' requests Rosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe Senate Republicans issue first subpoena in Biden-Burisma probe MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President TrumpDonald John TrumpMinneapolis erupts for third night, as protests spread, Trump vows retaliation Stocks open mixed ahead of Trump briefing on China The island that can save America 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 ClintonTop Democratic pollster advised Biden campaign to pick Warren as VP Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick How Obama just endorsed Trump MOREBarack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPolice killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick Don't applaud Twitter for flagging one tweet How Obama just endorsed Trump 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." 


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.