(TeaParty.org) – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has responded with sound-mind and a level head to the news that Jeff Sessions was made to resign on Wednesday.
Just kidding. He’s found some silly way to twist it around to hype up the hopeless Trump-Russia collusion narrative. Because of course he has.
Rep. Trey Gowdy found it quite ironic that Schumer expressed concern that Sessions’ replacement would be used to somehow restrict the Mueller investigation.
“Every prosecutor has jurisdictional boundaries,” Gowdy explained on Fox News. “I don’t know a single prosecutor that does not. Mueller’s jurisdictional boundaries were set by Rod Rosenstein in the memo you have seen and they were altered, amended in the memo that we have not seen.”
“But there has never been a prosecutor that just had unfettered power to go investigate whatever the heck he or she wanted to do,” he added, hinting at the irony that Schumer missed.
The exception to this rule, of course, is Mueller, who has been given unprecedented liberty to go after the President and his staffers in his attempt to find some way to implicate POTUS for collusion, of which he has been unsuccessful.
Earlier this year, Reagan-appointed Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III chided the Special Council for seeking “unfettered power”, something our founding fathers had specifically opposed.
“What we don’t want in this country is we don’t want anyone with unfettered power, so it’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me that the special prosecutor has unlimited powers to do anything he or she wants,” Judge Ellis said.
Schumer, of course, is worried that Sessions’ exit will somehow restrict Mueller’s “unfettered power.”
Let that sink in.
“If you’re a state prosecutor you can’t investigate federal crimes,” Gowdy further explained. “If you’re in New York, you can’t investigate things in Idaho. So the notion that we are going to create a special counsel that has no boss, no jurisdictional strictures at all is just typical Chuck Schumer and I think it’s why so few people take him seriously.”
Schumer’s fears are entirely unfounded as there’s been no indication interim Attorney General Matthew Whitticker has any intention of interfering with the Mueller investigation.
This hasn’t stopped Schumer from sounding the “alarm.”
Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney general.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 7, 2018
It is likely Schumer’s concern is based on speculation Whitacker made last year that, if Sessions were to resign, the replacement AG may reduce Mueller’s budget:
“So I could see a scenario where Jeff Sessions is replaced with a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn’t fire Bob Mueller, but he just reduces his budget to so low that his investigation grinds to almost a halt,” Whitaker said on CNN in June of 2017.
This was, however, simply Whitaker’s analysis at the time, and not in any way an expression as to what he would do were he to take over for Sessions.
So what’s Schumer’s deal?
Twitter users offered their theory: he’s likely worried Whitaker will shine a harsher light on Schumer’s own party.
— Jim G (@AxialEquatorial) November 8, 2018
Whitaker looks like a boss. He is going to bring the whirlwind and investigate the other side of the Russian collusion, Clinton, DNC, McCabe Commey, Schumer, Chris Steel, FusionGPS, Bruce Ohr..
— Greg McKing (@gmcjetpilot) November 8, 2018
@SenSchumer Gee Chuck if we're surmising, maybe Whitaker goes after Clinton and Clinton being the standup gal she is lobs a few pineapples your direction and the cards really begin to fall. We don't trust you. pic.twitter.com/drE9sPASyB
— Dan Curry (@dan30trs) November 8, 2018
Wait until Mueller has to hand over His report, Mathew Whitaker, act AG. That's why Schumer is freaking out.
Brilliant move on the Whitehouse, cutting Rob Rosenstein legs from under him. He cant fudge the report. WWG1-WGA
— Yeti's wife's Husband. (@sonofdust2016) November 8, 2018
Schumer ; is afraid that Whitaker will now go after the 29 people in the U.S.A. for Treason, H.Clinton against OUR Country People of the U.S.A.This will include your former President Barack Obama . Iran investigation will now come to the surface .Robert Mueller no more soft ball.
— BHLife (@BHLife1) November 7, 2018
There’s definitely good news for Republicans here: Whitaker has said in the past that he believes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ought to be indicted.
We’d love to see that!