Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey was very troubling. While speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer questioned Trump’s timing, and motives, behind Comey’s abrupt dismissal.
“Why did it happen last night?” he asked Wednesday morning.
He then went on to explain his reservations about the decision and why he believes it is consistent with a “very troubling pattern” in the White House.
“We know Director Comey was leading an investigation whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. A serious offense. Were those investigations getting too close to home for the President? The dismissal of Director Comey establishes a very troubling pattern. This administration has now removed several law enforcement officials in a position to conduct independent investigations of the President and his administration.”
Schumer is now calling for the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor for the case.
“What should happen now? What must happen now is that Mr. Rosenstein appoints a special prosecutor to oversee this investigation. If there was ever a time where circumstances warranted a special prosecutor it is right now.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) May 10, 2017
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