As it was revealed earlier, Jeff Sessions resigned last Wednesday as the US Attorney General. Also, reports showed that President Donald Trump has personally requested Sessions’ resignation letter. Being an Attorney General, Sessions work was extremely satisfying, especially regarding immigration. Nevertheless, Sessions stepped down, and Matthew Whitaker took the Attorney General chair.
Despite the Republicans endorsing Whitaker, the left is not keen on him at all. Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senat Minority Leader said that Whitaker needs to recuse himself, as there is a conflict of interests regarding the Russian Probe. It is unquestionable that Schumer’s statement has no relevance, and is only a product of the Left’s general hatred towards Trump Administration’s every move.
“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,” Schumer said in a statement on Wednesday.
Trey Gowdy got upset with this empty statement, so he decided to speak up.
According to The Daily Caller, Gowdy took action right after Schumer’s statement as he appeared on “Special Report With Bret Baier.”
“Every prosecutor has jurisdictional boundaries. 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,” Gowdy argued in response to Schumer.
“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 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 them seriously,” Gowdy continued.
Fox News Insider writes:
Outgoing House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said that newly departed Attorney General Jeff Sessions “has been a proverbial dead man walking for several months now.”
Sessions was asked to resign by President Trump on Wednesday after the former Alabama senator — an early supporter of the president — saw his relationship with Trump sour.
“It was going to happen,” Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, said.d