Aside from the implied suggestion Sessions should have ignored serious corruption charges against Collins and Hunter until after the elections in November, Trump's tweets are also rather shocking because the U.S. Attorneys who brought the charges against the lawmakers are both Republicans who rose to their prosecutorial positions under President Trump.
US President Donald Trump has escalated his attacks on Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, suggesting the Department of Justice put Republicans in mid-term jeopardy with recent indictments of two Republican congressmen.
Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted last month on charges of illegally converting $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses and filing false records, while Collins was indicted earlier in August on insider-trading charges.
Collins, a Republican who represents the area between Buffalo and Rochester, was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump's candidacy.
Of course, Toobin's hypothetical is a totally different situation, mainly since Trump wasn't recommending that Sessions or anyone else in the Justice Department cease what they're now doing.
"Good job Jeff", Trump said in a tweet, followed by another saying that "Democrats, none of whom voted for Jeff Sessions, must love him now".
Toobin added that the public can wear itself out in regards to its outrage over Trump's behavior.
"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", he said in a statement.
Mr Trump has previously pressed Mr Sessions to investigate his perceived enemies and has accused Mr Sessions of failing to take control of the Justice Department. He was really just complaining about things that had already been done, unlike when Trump allegedly asked James Comey to drop what was an ongoing FBI investigation of Michael Flynn.
Trump pointed to the popularity of the two men who faced an easy re-election before being indicted.
Trump stayed at the White House on Monday, watching television.
The unorthodox presidential attack brought criticism from former Justice Department officials and some Republican senators, including Ben Sasse.
Mr Trump suggested Mr Sessions could lose his job in July a year ago when he said "time will tell" what happens to him.