Hunter is accused of spending campaign funds for personal expenses, and Collins is accused of insider trading. Republicans control both the House and Senate and the elections will decide whether they keep their majorities. Collins was charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and making false statements along with his son, Cameron Collins, and Stephen Zarsky, the father of his son's fiancée.
Chris Collins of NY was indicted on insider trading charges, which he has denied, while Duncan Hunter of California was accused with his wife of using campaign donations for personal purposes.
Conservatives say they're proponents of free speech and free markets, and while that doesn't mean they have to like the political biases of the people who run Twitter and Facebook, they should at least respect a private company's right to promote some views over others.
Despite Trump's claim that both investigations began under Democratic President Barack Obama, Collins was charged over trades in June 2017 - almost six months after Trump took office.
WASHINGTON-President Trump renewed his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, decrying his Justice Department's recent indictments of two Republican House members because of the political ramifications for the GOP.
Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that the justice department's decision to file charges put "easy wins now in doubt". The Hunter investigation began under Obama.
The US Justice Department said Wednesday it would probe social media giants over concerns over competition and "stifling the free exchange of ideas".
Republican Senator Ben Sasse said the justice department should remain politically neutral in deciding whether or not to prosecute. "These two men have been charged with crimes because of evidence, not because of who the President was when the investigations began." Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said he was "deeply disappointed that Google - one of the most influential digital platforms in the world - chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee". He's attacking the rule of law. He made clear his objection: that the charges hurt his party. Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins. The courts shall decide their guilt or innocence. "I think Sessions is a very smart man and a man of integrity".
Trump did not address the charges, just the politics.
Incidentally, Sessions was also one of Trump's earliest supporters.
Blumenthal said that Trump seemed to be "deliberately trying to obstruct justice".
Although presidents and attorney generals have clashed in previous administrations, experts see Trump as breaking new ground in terms of the public and aggressive ways he pressures Sessions. "If I went to my supervisor and said 'you know, we shouldn't indict or investigate a member of the president's party because he's part of the president's party, ' I probably would have been suspended, if not fired". Asked if he would retain his attorney general beyond the midterms, he declined to comment.
He was runner-up in the prize in 2007 and 2008 before winning the title for the first of five years in 2009. Cristiano Ronaldo was nursing a black eye on Wednesday as he trained at Juventus HQ in Turin.
Khan also briefed the attending journalists on his recent meeting with National Accountability Bureau Chairman Javed Iqbal. The prime minister's office says it's Khan's first meeting with a foreign dignitary since he was sworn in on August 18th.
Hamilton's overtaking move on Vettel was investigated by the stewards but they took no action, deeming it a racing incident. Hamilton's sixth win of the season lifted him to 256 points, to his German rival's 226, with seven races still ahead.
Facebook also is recommending alternate news sources to those users it feels are sharing " fake news ". The other executive is chief legal officer and senior vice president of global affairs Kent Walker.
But it was also like a bittersweet moment for us. "He got what he wanted and we know it's a part of the business". The hardest part for me is, obviously you lose a good football player, but he's my brother.
Coming off his triumph at Wimbledon, he has reached the final eight at Flushing Meadows for the 11th time. Before the match, Federer said he was "a big fan of John", having trained with him in the past.
Lula, 72, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for accepting a luxury seaside apartment as a bribe from a construction firm. Under Brazilian law, he is ineligible to run because his conviction was upheld on an initial appeal.
The 36-year-old dropped her first set at the tournament in NY but came through to beat Estonia's Kanepi 6-0 4-6 6-3 in 86 minutes. Kanepi took a 5-2 lead before Serena won the next two games, but Kanepi was able to even it up by winning the second set 6-4.
He was dropped a year ago from the Netflix television series House of Cards and erased from the film All the Money in the World . As the number of accusations escalated, Netflix cut Spacey from his lead role in the award-winning series House of Cards .
In the second quarter, AWS booked $6.1 billion in sales (up 49%), and generated an operating income of $1.64 billion (up 79%). For graphic on Analyst Price Targets, click https://reut.rs/2NHwHQq The stock is up 74.5 percent year to date.
Pressley will vie for a seat in the House of Representatives after a career in Boston's City Council. State lawmakers designated the district as the first majority-minority district in MA .
Woodward book prompts West Wing witch hunt, sources say
But insiders speculated the fallout could be worse than that from "Fire and Fury", given Woodward's storied reputation. Sessions has been a target of the president's wrath since recusing himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
Capitol Police arrest 70 on first day of Kavanaugh hearings
Bush Administration was front and center the first day of his confirmation hearings , which was just how Democrats wanted it. Senate Republicans refused to consider Obama's nomination of federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland for the vacancy.
Amazon becomes second trillion-dollar company in U.S.
Most notable was the speed with which Amazon hit the milestone, with its shares having more than tripled in the past three years. Amazon crossed the $2,000 threshold for the first time on August 30 after doubling its price in just 10 months.
Japan hit by strongest typhoon in 25 years
Japanese broadcaster TBS said six people have died in the severe weather, while 126 people have reportedly been injured . Almost 600 flights were cancelled, along with scores of ferries and trains, NHK public television said.
Next Gen fall flat at U.S. Open
For all its bright spots, the first week of this year's US Open has been a weird one, with pot-stirring events happening daily. Next for the 36-year-old American comes a quarterfinal against 2016 runner-up Karolina Pliskova, who beat Williams in the U.S.