Who knew Chuck Schumer was such a funny guy? But he must be because Trey Gowdy was unable to hide his laughter at demands made by Chuck Schumer about the Mueller investigation.
The Democrats are saying they are afraid that Matt Whitaker will shut the Mueller investigation down. Seriously. I mean after two years and 30 million dollars, you would think that Mueller and the FBI would have something to connect the two, Russia and Trump, but they haven’t. The real question is about reach. The Special Counsel Act mandates that a special prosecutor must be given a specific crime to investigate. Rosenstein did not do that.
Yes, Mueller has indicted several people, but not one single indictment charging collusion against Trump or anyone in his campaign. Rosenstein also violated a second part of the law, when he amended the sheet setting Mueller’s authorization. Normally, the mandate can be amended but not in this case because Rosenstein amended it to allow Mueller to investigate Manafort for crimes unrelated to collusion. What made this illegal is that Rosenstein gave Mueller the authorization two weeks AFTER Mueller raided Manafort’s house.
During an appearance on Fox News, Gowdy was shown a clip of Schumer basically demanding that the new attorney general bow down to Robert Mueller, who is currently conducting the special counsel investigation into the unproven Trump-Russia collusion.
“Our paramount view is that any attorney general, whether (acting AG Matt Whitaker) or another one, should not be able to interfere with the Mueller investigation in any way,” Schumer declared at a recent press conference.
“They should not be able to end it, they should not be able to limit it, they should not be able to interfere with Mueller going forward,” he continued.
As Fox cut away from the clip back to Gowdy’s reaction, the fiery lawmaker stifled a bemused smirk over Schumer’s limp demand.
“Every prosecutor has jurisdictional boundaries,” Gowdy responded, shooting down the Democrat’s claim that Mueller should have unlimited freedom with almost no oversight.
“I don’t know a single prosecutor that does not (have boundaries). And Mueller’s jurisdictional boundaries were set by (Deputy Attorney General) Rod Rosenstein.”
“But there’s never been a prosecutor that’s had unfettered power to go investigate whatever the heck he or she wanted to do.”
“If you’re a state prosecutor, you can’t investigate federal crimes. If you’re in New York, you can’t investigate things in Idaho. So the notion that we’re going to create a special council that has no boss, no jurisdictional restrictions at all is just typical Chuck Schumer.”