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 TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE's tweets knocking Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Graham: Trump’s new AG has ‘concerns’ about criminal justice bill Kentucky shooting suspect charged with federal hate crimes 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 CollinsElection Countdown: Florida Senate race heads to hand recount | Dem flips Maine House seat | New 2020 trend - the 'friend-raiser' | Ad war intensifies in Mississippi runoff | Blue wave batters California GOP Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February Proposed House GOP rules would force indicted lawmakers to step down from leader roles: report MORE (R-N.Y.) and Duncan HunterDuncan Duane HunterProposed House GOP rules would force indicted lawmakers to step down from leader roles: report Overnight Defense: What the midterms mean for defense panels | Pompeo cancels North Korea meeting | Trump eyes Kim summit in early 2019 | Pentagon drops name for border mission GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter wins reelection despite criminal charges 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.