Toobin: Trump tweet attacking Sessions over indictments ‘may be an impeachable offense’

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Tuesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE's attacks against Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDems seize on Times bombshell to push allegations of Trump obstruction Mueller report may be 'anti-climactic,' says ex-intelligence director CNN ripped for hiring former Republican operative as political editor: 'WTF?!?!' MORE over charges brought against two GOP lawmakers may be grounds for impeachment.

"This tweet alone may be an impeachable offense," Toobin said on CNN's "New Day." "This is such a disgrace. This is so contrary to the traditions of the Department of Justice."

Toobin added that the public can wear itself out in regards to its outrage over Trump's behavior. But he said that the president's tweet targeting Sessions is different because it "is such an affront to the values of the Justice Department." 

"The sentiment at the core of that tweet is so contrary to the mission of the DOJ," he said. "It’s such an insult to the decent people who work there."

Trump on Monday suggested that the Justice Department's investigations of a pair of Republican congressmen have endangered the GOP's election prospects this November.  

"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, before adding, "Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now."

The tweet was in reference to Reps. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), a pair of vocal Trump supporters who have been indicted on criminal charges in recent months. 

Many GOP lawmakers aggressively pushed back against the sentiment from Trump. 

“The United States is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice — one for the majority party and one for the minority party," Sen. Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Push for cosponsors for new 'Medicare for all' bill | Court lets Dems defend ObamaCare | Flu season not as severe as last year, CDC says Senate approves border bill that prevents shutdown The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers scramble as shutdown deadline nears MORE (R-Neb.) said in a statement just hours after Trump's attack on the Justice Department.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did vote for Sessions's confirmation as attorney general.