Shannon Vavra May 10, 2017
Schumer doesn't want Rosenstein appointing a special prosecutor
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon and called for three things to happen in the aftermath of James Comey's firing:
- He wants the highest-serving career civil servant at the DOJ to appoint a special prosecutor — notably not Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who he previously said Wednesday morning should be in charge of appointing a special prosecutor. (Read our Facts Matter on that process.)
- He wants Comey to testify before the Senate, which he has been invited to do on Tuesday.
- He "demand[s]" that Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein "brief the Senate and answer questions because of so many things swirling about from last night's firing." Schumer insisted each briefing be done separately.