Call for a Special Prosecutor
Headline Roundup May 10th, 2017
The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey adds impetus to calls for a special counsel to handle the Russia probe case.
President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey revived calls by Democratic lawmakers for an independent investigation of Russian meddling in U.S. elections — and could compel Democrats to take bolder steps that would paralyze Congress.
Move adds impetus to calls for a special counsel to handle the case
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Tuesday that when President Donald Trump informed him that Jamey Comey would be dismissed as FBI director, Schumer replied it was a “big mistake” to do so and called on the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor.