Justice Department was under tremendous pressure to delegate a special prosecutor in Russia investigation and to comply all other requirements by Democrats. Chuck Schumer, a Senate Minority Leader requested to disable Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be included in any phase of the process of finding Comey’s substitute.
Here is an explanation for this request from Chuck Schumer:
“Attorney General Sessions, who had to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, played a significant role in firing the man who was leading it. Not only that, the Attorney General is now reportedly leading the search to replace Mr. Comey,” told Schumer and continued. “He’s helping select the next FBI Director who will be in charge of an investigation that he cannot oversee. What an irony.”
He also told, “This Attorney General should not oversee the hiring process for the next FBI Director. His role will jaundice the entire process if it hasn’t already.” Democrats as well are looking for someone with the biggest rating to be chosen by Justice Department for a special prosecutor.
“Mr. Rosenstein and other political appointees should not be the ones who decide on a special prosecutor, lest that decision be seen as influenced, or worse, made at the direction of the Administration. And I thank my colleague from California Senator Feinstein for speaking so eloquently on this proposal.” Schummer also singled out.
More requests from Schumer and his group was that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to set up Senate briefing on wich Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein should appear in front of Congress. In order to “answer the questions swirling about from Tuesday night’s firing. They should appear separately, and in a classified setting if necessary.”
On the same day, we saw another complaint and disappointment by Republican Senator Susan Collins, about Democrats two-hour rule that could hinder committee hearings.
“We have witnesses who have come here from four different states.” “How does that contribute to solving anything that has to do with Jim Comey’s firing? I mean, it’s just ridiculous,” told Collins.
In spite of all critics from Republicans, a hearing was conducted by Democrats about a legislation for replacing Obamacare held in Communications Committee and Senate Democratic Policy.
As it seems, McConnell a Majority Senate Leader is not so much eager to permit requirements from Democrats representative. He pointed out on a Wednesday in Senate:
“Two investigations are currently ongoing: the Senate Intelligence Committee’s review of Russian active measures and intelligence activities, and the FBI investigation disclosed by Director Comey. Today we will no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being done to not only discover what the Russians may have done but also to let this body and the national security community to develop the countermeasures and warfighting doctrine to see that it doesn’t occur again. Partisan calls should not delay the considerable work of Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner — too much is at stake.”