In the midst of all the charges from the Russia investigation being brought against Trump’s former campaign chairman, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has issued a strong warning to Trump based on what many believe he’s going to try to do.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted by Mueller’s special counsel on 12 counts of crimes against the United States, and Trump is scrambling.
Months ago information came out that Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential election after being promised information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.
Interestingly enough, however, the lawyer that Trump Jr. met with denied possessing any such information, let alone promising to disclose anything.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” the lawyer told the media. “It was never my intention to have that.”
President Trump is claiming innocence over the email ordeal, claiming that he didn’t know what had transpired until after his son, Trump Jr., released his emails publically.
In a more recent development, the head of a data analytics company links to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign reached out to WikiLeaks during the election regarding thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails while she was employed as Secretary of State, according to reports.
Alexander Nix, the chief executive of Cambridge Analytica, told several individuals that he’d messaged Assange about getting access to Hilary Clinton’s private server and turning them into databases that could be combed for information. But, as if that wasn’t big enough, Cambridge Analytica also seems to be related Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law.
Trump is scheduled to have lunch with Attorney General Jeff Sessions just a few hours after his former campaign chairman was indicted on 12 charges against the United States. The charges including launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading US Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) statements, false statements, and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts.
What’s Happening Now:
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) is worried that Trump will try to do what he’s threatened to do in the past, which is fire special investigator Mueller.
He issued a stern warning early Monday, in light of all the charges being brought against Trump’s former campaign chairman.
“The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way. If he does so, Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues,” Schumer said in a statement.
He added that “the rule of law is paramount in America and the investigation must be allowed to proceed unimpeded.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), has spoken out as well, stating she would “continue to support Bob Mueller as he follows the facts—his independence must remain sacrosanct.”
“I’m also more convinced than ever that both the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee must continue their oversight investigations. Congress must get to the bottom of possible obstruction of justice and collusion as well as Russia’s interference with our democratic institutions,” Feinstein added.