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Chuck Schumer Supports Blocking Confirmation of Next FBI Director Until Special Prosecutor is Appointed to Russia Investigation

While appearing on CNN”s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Chuck Schumer stated that he supports a proposal by Democrat Senator Mark Warner to block confirmation of the next FBI director until a special prosecutor is appointed to look into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Schumer overlooked the fact that, under current filibuster rules, the Senate minority party is unable to block confirmation of any executive branch appointee.

When pressed on the issue, Schumer acknowledged that in order for such a strategy to succeed, several Republicans would have to join in the effort to block confirmation and force appointment of a special prosecutor.

There is almost no Republican support for a special prosecutor — largely because there are no crimes yet to prosecute. President Donald Trump is not even under investigation. The FBI’s inquiry has reportedly centered around three Trump campaign aides who played minor roles, and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Even perennial gadfly Sen. John McCain has only called for a select committee, not a special prosecutor.”

The irony here is that Democrats called for the firing of FBI Director James Comey back in 2016, right before the election:

I do not have confidence in him any longer.” Chuck Schumer

Maybe he’s not in the right job.” Nancy Pelosi

President Trump is quickly moving to name Comey’s successor, with four possible candidates having been interviewed this past weekend.

Those believed to have been interviewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Rosenstein are: Senator John Cornyn of Texas; Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe; Alice Fisher, former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division; and New York state appellate judge Michael Garcia, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

There are still others that could be under consideration.