This is just becoming farcical...
After confirming Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general by a Senate vote of 94 to 6 on April 25th, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that:
Rosenstein told him during a private meeting that “he would appoint a special counsel to conduct that investigation if one is required.”
“He has promised to give this careful consideration. I believe if he studies the department regulations, he will come to the same conclusion many of us have, that a special counsel is merited,” he added.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) also chimed in that the best way for Rosenstein to oversee the Russia-Trump investigation with “independence, diligence and integrity” would be to appoint a special prosecutor.
“If Mr. Rosenstein does not appoint a special counsel, the spotlight will be on him personally to make sure the investigation is conducted properly no matter where it leads. I hope he exercises good judgment,”
This morning Schumer demanded
"What should happen now, what must happen now, is that Mr. Rosenstein appoints a special prosecutor to oversee this investigation."
And now, just hours later Schumer addresses The Senate...
Schumer says he believes Deputy AG Rosenstein shouldn’t be the one to appoint special prosecutor to Russia investigation. pic.twitter.com/MR4NWdJhk5— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 10, 2017
- *SCHUMER: ROSENSTEIN SHOULDN'T APPOINT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR
- *SCHUMER: `SERIOUS DOUBTS' CAST ON ROSENSTEIN IMPARTIALITY
- *SCHUMER: ROSENSTEIN SIGNED HIS NAME TO 'HIGHLY POLITICAL MEMO'
So to summarize for the mainstream media out there...
0944ET: Schumer "What should happen now, what must happen now, is that Mr. Rosenstein appoints a special prosecutor to oversee this investigation."
1500ET: Schumer "I have serious doubts over Rosenstein's impartiality... he shouldn't appoint the special prosecutor."
Presumably our great and unbiased media will call him on this utter charade!!