Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

After Comey Firing, Chuck Schumer Demands Special Prosecutor

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday about concerns with President Donald Trump making the decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.

During his speech, Schumer demanded a special prosecutor take over the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to the Russian government and insisted on a full Senate briefings on the Comey decision from both the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General.

Schumer said, “Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein sat in the Judiciary Committee and promised to appoint a special prosecutor at the appropriate time.” Schumer continued, “If there was ever a time when circumstances warranted a special prosecutor, it is right now.”

The Democratic leader also called for a congressional briefing on the decision-making process of the firing of Comey.

“I will be requesting that the Majority Leader [Mitch McConnell (R-Kent.)] call a closed, and if necessary classified, all-Senators briefing with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General separately,” Schumer declared.

Schumer argued that senators should be able to ask questions of both the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General. Specifically, Schumer wants to know why Sessions was playing a role in the decision to fire Comey since Sessions recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign.

Schumer concluded his speech by reminding McConnell and his GOP colleagues that “Nothing less is at stake than the American people’s faith in our criminal justice system and the integrity of the executive branch of our government.”