Fox News's Brit Hume to Trump: Sessions's job 'is not to play goalie for a president'

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Monday pushed back on President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos claims he was pressured to sign plea deal Tlaib asking colleagues to support impeachment investigation resolution Trump rips 'Mainstream Media': 'They truly are the Enemy of the People' MORE's tweets knocking Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsPress: Should the media apologize to Donald Trump? After Mueller, Democrats need to avoid the Javert trap Mueller probe: A timeline from beginning to end MORE for pursuing charges against a pair of GOP congressmen.

“Will [Trump] never learn that an attorney general’s job is not to play goalie for a president or his party, or any party for that matter?” Hume wrote on Twitter, responding to Trump's earlier comments.

Hume was responding to tweets from the president earlier Monday afternoon that attacked Sessions for bringing criminal charges against two Republican lawmakers who had been Trump's earliest backers in Congress.

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Trump suggested that Sessions and Department of Justice officials were endangering the GOP ahead of the November midterm elections by bringing charges against Reps. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsThe 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution House passes anti-hate measure amid Dem tensions Don’t look for House GOP to defy Trump on border wall MORE (R-N.Y.) and Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race House Dems release 2020 GOP 'retirements to watch' for House Dems unveil initial GOP targets in 2020 MORE (R-Calif.).

"Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very popular Republican Congressmen were brought to a well publicized charge, just ahead of the Mid-Terms, by the Jeff Sessions Justice Department," Trump tweeted.

"Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff," he added.

Collins was charged last month with securities fraud and lying to the FBI about his efforts to tip off family members with nonpublic stock information to help them avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in investment losses.

He denied any allegations of wrongdoing, but suspended his reelection campaign following the charges.

Hunter and his wife, Margaret Hunter, were also charged in August with misusing campaign funds and falsifying campaign records. They are accused of misusing $250,000 in campaign funds and providing false documents to the Federal Election Commission.

Hunter allegedly used campaign funds to pay for his family's dental work, his children's tuition, international travel for relatives, fast food, golf outings and more.

The Hunters both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Trump has repeatedly attacked Sessions publicly, saying the attorney general has not done enough to prosecute Democrats.

He has also hammered Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into Russia's election interference, saying that he would not have nominated the former Alabama GOP senator for the job if he knew Sessions would recuse himself.

Trump said in an interview last week that Sessions will remain in his job at least until the November midterm elections.