Chuck Schumer, the senate Minority Leader, told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that he backs a suggestion by Senator Mark Warner to halt the appointment of the next director of the FBI till a special prosecutor is chosen to look into the accusations of a possible conspiracy between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
We’ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move,” Schumer told host Jake Tapper.
But with the filibuster rule changes stirred by Harry Reid, the former Majority Leader in 2013, the minority of the Senate can not halt the confirmation of any appointees that are picked to serve in some of the executive branches. Chuck himself gave the impression that he indirectly confessed to that notion: “The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us,” Schumer told host Jake Tapper.
Even now there’s barely any support from the GOP for a special prosecutor, probably because there are still no crimes to be prosecuted. Even President Trump is not under investigation. The Bureau’s investigation into the matter most likely includes three of Trump’s staff members who played an almost irrelevant role, and Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
You know this whole engaging-a-special-prosecutor-thing is nonsense when even Sen. John McCain has only called for a select committee, not a prosecutor.
Moreover, President Trump was not acting beyond the law when he removed FBI Director James Comey from the organization – a move that Democrats have been demanding for a long time. In addition, Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, who was appointed in April by a 94-6 Senate vote, is supervising the Russian probe even if he has opposed the way Democrats use it to explain their November defeat and to stir up motivation in their disappointed liberal fanbase.
In addition, Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, who was appointed in April by a 94-6 Senate vote, is supervising the Russian probe even if he has opposed the way Democrats use it to explain their November defeat and to stir up motivation in their disappointed liberal fanbase.
President Trump allegedly interviewed eight potential contenders to stand in Comey’s place throughout the weekend, and more are taken into consideration.
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