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 SessionsTrump poised to roll back transgender health protections Trump claims Mueller didn't speak to those 'closest' to him And the winner of the Robert Mueller Sweepstakes is — Vladimir Putin MORE, Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinPoll: Majority says Barr's summary of Mueller report was 'largely accurate' Heavy lapses in judgment are politicizing the justice system Top Judiciary Republican reviews less-redacted Mueller report MORE and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats' CNN town halls exposed an extreme agenda Buttigieg says he doubts Sanders can win general election Post-Mueller, Trump has a good story to tell for 2020 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 ClintonDavis: The shocking fact that Mueller never would have accused Trump of a crime Trump says he would challenge impeachment in Supreme Court The Hill's Morning Report - Will Joe Biden's unifying strategy work? MOREBarack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaChina, Russia, Iran rise in Latin America as US retreats Castro wants to follow Obama's lead on balancing presidency with fatherhood Trump's regulatory rollback boosts odds of a financial crisis 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.