Schumer warns Trump against interfering with Russia probe
Chuck Schumer on Capitol Hill earlier this month. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned President Trump this morning against interfering with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation following the indictment and surrender of Paul Manafort. Schumer called on Congress to act in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the Russia probe remains intact if Trump chooses to intervene.
Schumer's full statement:
"These reported indictments show that the special counsel's probe is ongoing in a very serious way. The rule of law is paramount in America and the investigation must be allowed to proceed unimpeded.
The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel's work in any way. If he does so, Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues."