Deputy attorney general asked to brief senators after Comey firing

May 12, 2017

rosensteinrodSenate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the deputy attorney general has been asked to brief the entire Senate next week in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s firing.

“I’ve just heard from the majority leader that he will invite Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to an all senators briefing next week. … It is a good first step, and I thank the majority leader for consenting to this request,” Schumer said from the Senate floor.

Don Stewart, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said Rosenstein has already been meeting with lawmakers and “has made himself available to the leadership as well.”

“So the leader is working on scheduling a briefing for all members from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Once we have more information we’ll be sure to make an announcement,” he said in response to a question about Schumer’s comments.

29 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Giershift43 says:

    Name calling suggests there is no intelligent argument on your part. You mean like endless Bengazi investigations and repeated attempt to repeal the ACA. Now there was a huge waste of money.

  • Original Anna says:

    Why is the Deputy Attorney General talking to the Senate, he had nothing to do with firing Comey, that was Trump’s decision and Trump’s right. Schumer is just looking to drag out anything he can find. There is so much important stuff that the damn Senate should be doing right now and they are wasting their time looking for nothing. Why are they not investigating and picking up what Comey didn’t do with Clinton’s emails, Benghazi where four Americans are dead thanks to Hillary and Obama who refused to send help, Hillary selling bomb making stuff to Russia without Congress’s permission, and that is just the little stuff the Senate should be paying attention to. No, our Schumer is demanding talking to someone who had nothing to do with Comey’s firing. Schumer is always trying to distract from what needs to be done, some real investigating of the democrats and their crookery that is illegal.

  • metheoldsarge says:

    A lot of comments talk about term limits. That will never happen because they are too entrenched. We already have term limits. It is called voting. I hear a lot about how voters are disappointed in the politicians they send to Washington but keep sending them back. There are those who are not happy with the people they sent to Washington or State and Local office. That includes those who voted for them. They will vote to re-elect them anyway because they cannot bring themselves to vote for anyone in the other party. There are a lot more people that think that way than many realize. The alternative is Primaries.

    Here is something that can work in either party. By encouraging new candidates to run against the incumbents in the Primaries, you can vote against the incumbent without having to sacrifice party loyalty. That is what happened to Arlin Specter and Tom Foley. This can work against everyone in public office from the President right on down to the local office holders. People can also cross party line and vote against the incumbent in the primary. Perhaps if a lot more voters started using the primary tool we may not even need term limits. I say re-elect no one. Fire them all.

  • Lori says:

    Term limits starting with Chuck the lying piece if scum. He is an embarrassment to New Yorkers.

    1. metheoldsarge says:

      As long as those welfare checks and food stamps keep coming, we are stuck with him.

  • Gregory Carter says:

    Why even listen to the liberal democrats? Everybody with an IQ over room temperature knows that liberalism is a mental disorder. It’s obvious by just listening to them change opinions at the drop of a hat.

  • RuFus92 says:

    I think it is time for this country to replace all of the members of congress and vast numbers of employees of the Government with those of Trumps’ ilk, mad as hell and not going to take it anymore!

  • bygeorge says:

    The way Schumer framed his comment, one would have thought he was responsible for the AGA coming to the Senate to brief them. Schumer has no influence anymore except waht the Republicans grant him. The last three elections have made the Democrat party a vague shell of itself, a mere shadow on the wall of political events, ineffective, redundant and obsolete.

  • Jim says:


  • Robert Pekarik says:

    Is this Schumer’s way of trying to convince we the people that he is not as totally corrupt to the core as we know that he is? There is always a liberal progressive hidden agenda with all corrupt to the core democrats who’s only goal is to take over our government in order to control everything about our lives.

  • rightsright says:

    Just who does Chuck Schummer think he is? The (used to be ) Democrats that do not appear to know their party has been taken over by the Communist party in America, and are forging ahead like they are in charge. I beg to differ with you who are making asses of yourself under the continued direction of Obama and his sidekick, Communist Valerie Jarrett. REPUBLICANS IT IS TIME TO STAND UP TO THEM AND CALL THEIR BLUFF! Just because we are the party of truth and civility does not mean we cannot stand up and call out their lies and actions to destroy America. the open border is not humane! It is a conspiracy against Americans, the Obamacare was designed to control individuals, Benghazi was a cover up as was Fast and Furious, racism was accelerated purposely under Obama. ALL ACTIONS WERE TO DIVIDE AND DESTROY AMERICA. SO IT IS TIME TO STOP BEING PATSIES AND GO AFTER THE LIES AND DESTRUCTION. It is difficult because the Media lies with them but we have to have the House and Senate speak out against the tyranny Obama is promoting while hiding behind it all.


    1. goldie says:

      Continue to drain the swamp in 2018 at the ballot box.

    2. Giershift43 says:

      Yeah, that’s why they have all those connections with the Russians!!! Because they like communists .

  • mudguy1 says:

    If the GOP had a real leader which Mcconnell is not there would be no briefing of Rosenstein. It is time to move on to doing the real things that our government needs do to fix the mess Obama left the our country in.
    Any kind of a briefing would be trying to unring a bell.

  • Jmanjo says:

    Schumer is a disgrace to New Yorkers! No one likes to be represented by a lying scumbag like this idiot! He is a male Hillary!

  • El says:

    It would seem appropriate to dissolve democracy and appoint Shumer as emperor. The congress then could be reduced in size, keeping only the more powerful as supporters of the emperor. No need to worry about cost as all the wealth can be taken from the persons left that have any money and placed in the coffers of the Emporer. Isn’t this what the Democrats have wanted since the end of WWII?

  • CCblogging says:

    Chuckie is a real clown. First he and the other donkeys demanded Comey’s head and President Trump delivered it to them. Trump is a genius and he don’t miss nothing! Just listen to the donkeys braying, hee haw, hee haw

  • regulus30 says:

    LIBOCRATS; we voted to fire comey before we voted to keep him;;what a bunch of fools. In liberalism’s world it is all about WHO IS BEING INVESTIGATED;; they have departed from common sense and critical thinking; now they are ideological bigots and haters of the right. That IS OK BECAUSE I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT THEIR STUPID ACES.

  • roboteq says:

    This would be the same Schumer who was publically announcing how Comey had done so much disservice to the FBI and needed to be replaced. Isn’t it nice how these manipulating liars like to spend our tax dollars?

    1. Mike N says:

      The Dem only concern is obstruction. They’re bitter that Hillary lost and they will obstruct everything that Trump does. Their behavior is childish and unproductive. As a group they do what they are told. It is unfortunate that our politics and reached this level antagonistic antics. Even some of the dem voters are getting tired of it.

      1. podunk1 says:

        We’re LOSING THE WAR, drowning in fake news chaos, while Soros & Schumer’s scorched earth locust alien army pillages!! Chaos, lawlessness, and treason Rule!!

        Amendment 5 “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury…” is Supreme Law “above all other law and anything to the contrary” (Article 6), that mandates “…defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic… bear true faith and allegiance… without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion…” by 2nd oath allegiance unconditionally required of every judge and official in the USA! It’s ABSOLUTE! ENFORCE IT!!

        Corporate media is the highly regulated “TOWN CRIER” that exists at the will of government by license, regulation, and law; which includes unwavering Constitutional compliance! Unlike individual “free speech”, they are bound by allegiance and Constitution which includes Amendment 14-3&4 penalties of banning from any official privilege!

        Creating infamous crimes where none exist mocks all of the above covenants, wherein, Mr. Comey has repeatedly publicly stated no law has been broken by Mr. Trump, which is further verified by “no indictment”!

        Based on public proclamations by democrats who are actively advocating against Constitutional authority, rebelling against it, and in fact engaging in overthrowing the elected presidency… we have a highly organized situation of treason that is highly engaged in aiding enemies of the Constitution (RICE & CLINTON). They have openly lied and acted to obstruct defending and enforcing the Constitution… such as Benghazi and acting against the Trump election, including compromising classified information and endangering individuals associated with it! The COMPLICIT lame-stream “progressive” media has buried acts of highest treason, with slander and deception against the Constitution, presidency, and country. Material contributors like Schumer, Pelosi, and other allegiance bound officials are highly engaged this OPEN “progressive” rebellion!

        The question is… Are we going to defend the Constitution or allow the nation to collapse into poverty and tyranny like Cuba! Treason isn’t funny! It’s a capital crime! Tweets & words DO NOTHING! Arrest and silence the enemy within JAIL… incommunicado until the rebellion is ENDED!

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    2. RuFus92 says:

      Simply amazing isn’t it.

  • donl says:

    Caution, Warning, Beware, Schumer involvement!!

  • Doug says:

    I am so sick and tired of Democrat duplicity and that of the RINOs. We have real issues that need to be addressed by the House and Senate. Dancing to the Schumer-Pelosi-RINO tune just keeps Congress busy with the wrong stuff and feeds the Democrat Propaganda Press. Get to work on what you promised us before you again manage to sieze defeat (in 2018) from the jaws of victory.

    1. Giershift43 says:

      You mean like renaming lies as alternative facts??? Please no one side has a monopoly on B.S.

      1. CCblogging says:

        The Dims lost! Trumps rules and donkeys drool!

        1. Giershift43 says:

          There is an argument of the brilliance that reflects the Trump voter.

          1. CCblogging says:

            Low IQ Donkeys should be careful of what they bray for.

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