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Would Block New FBI Director Until
Special Prosecutor Named



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by Joel B. Pollak - 15 May 2017

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday that he supports a proposal by Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) to block the confirmation of the next FBI director until a special prosecutor is named to investigate allegations of collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

"We’ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move," Schumer told host Jake Tapper.

However, under the filibuster rule changes initiated by former Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in 2013, the Senate minority cannot actually block the confirmation of any executive branch appointees. Schumer himself seemed to acknowledge the point implicitly: “The key here, of course, is getting some of our Republican colleagues to join us,” he told Tapper.

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.

Also, as Breitbart News’ Ken Klukowski has pointed out, Trump was within his legal authority to fire former FBI Director James Comey — something Democrats had demanded for months. Moreover, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was confirmed last month by the Senate in a 94-6 vote, is overseeing the Russia investigation, with which Trump has not interfered — even if he has objected to the way it is being used by Democrats to justify their 2016 losses and rally political enthusiasm among their frustrated left-wing base.

The Trump administration reportedly interviewed eight possible candidates to replace Comey this weekend, and more continue to be proposed.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News.

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Typical left wingers, screaming for him to be sacked and then screaming because he was sacked
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Typical left wingers, screaming for him to be sacked and then screaming because he was sacked
The real problem is the Mainstream Media (MSM) continues to place a heavy anti-Trump slant on all its reporting concerning this Administration. There was never a peep of noise over similar actions by previous Administrations.

Sadly the practice appears to be contagious.... I see the same garbage reporting going on in the UK and EU. Little do they realize the MSM outlets are creating their own demise. Soon, expect to see Gov'ts doing their own reporting - which could easily signal the end of true, factual watchdog reporting by a highly desirable unbiased MSM.
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