Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urged his fellow lawmakers to pass legislative “protections” for the special counsel’s office Tuesday, demanding GOP Senators introduce legislation that would make it impossible for Trump to fire Robert Mueller.
The Democrat leader called for Mueller’s protections within hours of a recent FBI raid at the offices of President Trump’s personal attorney; prompting the Commander-in-Chief to proclaim “Attorney-Client privilege is dead.”
“Let us take steps to protect the special counsel from political interference. We have several bipartisan bills designed to do just that. Majority Leader [Mitch] McConnell should bring them to the floor and let us debate them very soon,” said Sen. Schumer.
“Law enforcement officers believe there’s a good chance that the attorney for [the] president committed [a] crime or was involved in fraud where they couldn’t have gotten the okay from the magistrate to make these seizures,” added the Senate Minority Leader.
Watch Schumer’s comments above.
h/t The Hill
DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH: Schumer Tells Trump to ‘THANK OBAMA’ at SOTU
House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered some “expert advice” to President Trump just hours before his State of the Union address, telling the Commander-in-Chief to thank former President Barack Obama for the booming economy and unprecedented stock market growth.
The liberal legislator was speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon when he called on the President to “admit” that “he inherited the healthy economy” from his predecessor; adding much of the strong economic recovery was “created by President Obama’s policies.”
“The president will be eager to defend the accomplishments of his nascent administration and take credit for a healthy American economy, pointing to low employment, job growth, and a soaring stock market,” Schumer said. “But the truth is these trends were present before Donald Trump took office.”
“President Trump was handed an already healthy economy by his predecessor,” he claimed. “Like many things in his life, he inherited the healthy economy. Here are two words we won’t hear President Trump say tonight about the economy – thanks, Obama – because much of the growth in 2017 was created by President Obama’s policies and by many measures the growth under President Obama was better than under President Trump.”
h/t Town Hall
DOUBLE TROUBLE: Pelosi and Schumer BAIL on Trump Meeting
Pelosi and Schumer blasted the President’s comments, saying they’ve “asked Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan to meet this afternoon.”
“We don’t have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we’re going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement,” they added.