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>> But at some point if it doesn't straighten->> US President Donald Trump, appearing to raise the alarm of the approaching congressional elections. Washington Post/ABC News poll out Tuesday shows registered voters preferred Democrats over Republicans 52% to 38%. Reuters polling shows Democrats with an 11 point lead over Republicans at the end of August among registered voters.
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The poll comes a day after the President attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter saying that criminal investigations into two Republican representatives harmed their reelection chances. He wrote, 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.
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Two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. Good job Jeff. A Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment on the tweets. Trump didn't name the congressmen, but on August 8th prosecutors charged New York Representative Chris Collins with insider trading. The transactions allegedly took place in June 2017, six months after Trump was sworn in.
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Also in August, California Congressman Duncan Hunter was charged with embezzling campaign funds. Both politicians deny wrong doing.>> They're completely false.>> Collins and Hunter were the first and second house reps to back Trump's 2016 bid for the White House. Trump has attacked Jeff Sessions before for the Attorney General's decision to recuse himself from matters related to a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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But the president's direct attack on the Department of Justice for harming his political prospects drew criticism from members of his own party. Republican senator Ben Sasse has issued a statement that 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.
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Democrats need to take 23 seats in the House of Representatives to gain control of that chamber in the November midterms and Republican prospects may be tied to the president's low ratings. The latest Reuters
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] polls show just 38% of respondents approve of Donald Trump's performance.