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 Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray “deceived” President Trump 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 Clinton,  Barack Obama & 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.” 

{mosads}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.

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