Trump attacks Sessions over prosecutions of Republicans

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US President Donald Trump has accused Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the justice department of damaging the re-election chances of two Republican representatives by prosecuting them.

The move to file charges against the men jeopardises “easy wins” in the mid-term elections, Mr Trump tweeted. One is accused of insider trading and the other of campaign violations.

The tweet has sparked fresh criticism that Mr Trump is illegally seeking to interfere with the justice system.