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Dem on Trump DOJ comments: Enough with the 'banana republic-like tactics'

Dem on Trump DOJ comments: Enough with the 'banana republic-like tactics'
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Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySaudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP Overnight Defense — Presented by The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates — Missing journalist strains US-Saudi ties | Senators push Trump to open investigation | Trump speaks with Saudi officials | New questions over support for Saudi coalition in Yemen Senators trigger law forcing Trump to probe Saudi journalist's disappearance MORE (D-Vt.) on Tuesday bashed President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE for “pushing conspiracy theories” when he appeared earlier in the day to call for a former Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE aide to be jailed. 

“Enough w the banana republic-like tactics & daily assaults on our institutions. As Americans we must not normalize this dangerous behavior; it must be rejected”, Leahy tweeted.

In a tweet Tuesday morning, Trump seemed to be referring to a report in The Daily Caller that said Clinton aide Huma Abedin had forwarded State Department emails to her personal Yahoo account.

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Those emails, according to that report, included passwords to government systems and were forwarded to her personal account before a breach at Yahoo affecting all customer accounts. 

Trump called for the Department of Justice to “act” on Abedin, former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyComey donates maximum amount to Democratic challenger in Virginia House race FBI investigated media leak of McCabe comment about Flynn and Trump House Judiciary chairman threatens to subpoena Rosenstein MORE and others.

Leahy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, was echoing former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesThe Hill's Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands Hillicon Valley: 50M affected by Facebook hack | Google CEO to testify on Capitol Hill | Tesla shares slump after SEC sues | House Intel votes to release Russia probe transcripts | Dem holds up passage of key intel bill House Intel votes to release Russia transcripts MORE’s criticism that Trump’s comments against his political opponents were “beyond abnormal” and “dangerous.”