Schumer: Attach legislation bill forcing Whitaker to recuse himself to must-pass budget

Schumer: Attach legislation bill forcing Whitaker to recuse himself to must-pass budget
One of the generals who will be leading the charge (Image: YouTube screen grab via NBC News)

[Ed. – Chuck Schumer once again not holding the nation hostage in order to get what he wants.]

President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general “should concern every American — Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative — who believes in rule of law and justice,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday.

Schumer said if Whitaker doesn’t recuse himself from the Mueller investigation, Democrats will try to pass a bill preventing Whitaker from interfering in the probe. Schumer said that bill would be attached to a must-pass spending bill.

Schumer said if Whitaker does not recuse himself, “he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller, even. So, Congress has to act, has to act:

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So, we Democrats intend to do two things.

First, today, I am sending a letter, along with Leader Pelosi and some of the other Democrats who are ranking members of their committees in both houses, to the chief ethics officer of the Justice Department, asking him to issue guidelines: Should Whitaker recuse himself from anything involving Mueller?

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