Schumer: No FBI director until special prosecutor named

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said on CNN's State of the Union that Democrats might boycott a vote on a new FBI director until President Trump names a special prosecutor in the Russia investigation. The idea of a boycott was floated last week by several Democrat senators.  Schumer is the highest ranking Democrat to date to embrace the idea. Politico: "Yes, I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way," Schumer told host Jake Tapper when asked whether he would support a move to block any potential FBI director until an independent investigator is named. "We will have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move, because who the FBI director is, is related to who the special prosecutor is." The president's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week raised eyebrows from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, especially given the FBI's ongoing investigation into Trump's campaign. The president did...(Read Full Post)