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Trump labels Democrats hypocrites after Attorney General’s resignation

Trump labels Democrats hypocrites after Attorney General's resignation

Controversial US President Donald Trump has hit out at his Democrat opponents describing them as “hypocrites” after they called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation.

Trump on Friday tweeted a photograph of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer eating doughnuts with Russian President Vladmir Putin.

“We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!” Trump wrote.

A second Trump tweet showed House minority leader Nancy Pelosi at a large table across from top Russian officials, and called for her to be investigated, too.

Read also: US Attorney General dodges probe, quits Trump’s administration

Sessions revealed that he will step down from his position to save himself from probe after he claimed the urging of senior career officials in the justice department made him take the decision.

In his comments after announcing his decision, Sessions said his decision to recuse himself from a federal investigation was because his conscience couldn’t take it.

The former senator’s decision is also coming after the Washington Post reported he was the one who advised Donald Trump’s campaign on foreign policy and other issues, met the Russian ambassador in July and September, just as accusations of Russian interference in the election were building.

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