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Schumer Plans to Block Trump’s New FBI Director Until Russia Probe Resumes

Many in the Democratic Party are determined to destroy President Trump’s reputation. Leading the charge is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Unfortunately, much of his opposition is based on conspiracy theories.

Schumer called on the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the theory that Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. If they don’t appoint one, then Democrats, lead by Schumer, will likely not vote to approve a new FBI director.

From The Daily Caller

“I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way. We will have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move, because who the FBI director is, is related to who the special prosecutor is,” Schumer told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”

Schumer said, “Remember, the criteria for a special prosecutor, independent in making day-to-day decisions from the hierarchy in the Justice Department and the White House, can only be fired for cause, has to report to Congress, and, very importantly, can look into any attempts to thwart the investigation, are all really important criteria.”

He added, “To have that special prosecutor, people would breathe a sigh of relief, because then there would be a real independent person overlooking the FBI director.”

Senate Select Intelligence Committee ranking member Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, called for his caucus to refuse to vote on the nomination of a new FBI director until a special prosecutor is appointed.

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