Senator Chuck Schumer has seen enough.
After watching the first phase of the House investigation into the Trump-Russia Scandal under now-recused Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) end in a train wreck, and after seeing the man leading the Senate’s investigation, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) place road blocks where ever he could, Schumer is stepping in to put the President on notice.
“The Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, cautioned President Donald Trump from trying to interfere in Congress’ investigations of Russian meddling into the US election last year, saying it would be ‘possibly criminal.’
“Schumer also told congressional investigators to not just follow the facts of the case, but also ‘look for the money. There’s all kinds of money trails here,’ Schumer said, adding, ‘and I think this is going to lead to serious, serious stuff.”
As the Democratic Leader in the Senate, Schumer doesn’t serve directly on any committee, let alone one that will litigate any investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. So inserting himself directly into an active inquiry like this is a bit extraordinary.
Sen. Schumer also had some choice words for the President over his recent revelations to the Reuters that he missed his old life. “I had so many things going … This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Schumer snapped-back without hesitation.
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“Mr. President, you are in the NFL. This is the big leagues. And of course it’s a hard job, it’s probably the hardest job in the world.”
Peter Mellado is a writer, producer, and a branding and messaging specialist with over 15 years experience. He studied history at San Jose State University, and resides in Los Angeles.