Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Monday pushed back on President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE's tweets knocking Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOvernight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability Stanford professors ask DOJ to stop looking for Chinese spies at universities in US Overnight Energy & Environment — Democrats detail clean electricity program 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.
Will DJT 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? https://t.co/zIKXv6uDqf— Brit Hume (@brithume) September 3, 2018
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.
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 CollinsBiden taps Damian Williams as US attorney for Manhattan New York lt. gov. says she is 'prepared to lead' following Cuomo resignation Outrage grows as Justice seeks to contain subpoena fallout MORE (R-N.Y.) and Duncan HunterDuncan HunterTrump denies Gaetz asked him for blanket pardon Gaetz, on the ropes, finds few friends in GOP Trust, transparency, and tithing is not enough to sustain democracy 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.