South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy just slammed Chuck Schumer over his Sessions/Whitaker comments. And as usual, it was epic. On “Special Report With Bret Baier,” Gowdy laid into Schumer over his take on the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Gowdy made it clear that Whitaker would follow the law and could not just go rogue on Mueller. Schumer claimed that Whitaker would limit the scope of the Mueller investigation which is patently untrue.
According to the Daily Caller, Trump requested and accepted Sessions’ resignation on Tuesday. The president publicly announced the decision on Twitter.
“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States,” he tweeted. “He will serve our Country well. We thank Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his service, and wish him well! A permanent replacement will be nominated at a later date.”
The segment began with Baier airing a clip of Schumer expressing concern that Whitaker would limit the scope of the Mueller investigation.
“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 stated 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,” he continued.