Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), reacts to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the comments on the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“I knew it was going to happen after the election,” Gowdy told Brett Baier Wednesday. “I did not think it would happen before all the votes had been counted.”
“he’s been a proverbial dead man walking for months now,” he added.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer then commented that Trump’s replacement of Sessions with Matthew Whitaker should not allow for the limiting or ending of the Mueller probe.
“Any attorney general, whether this one or another one, should not be able to interfere with the Mueller investigation,” Schumer said. “They should not be able to end it. They should not be able to limit it.”
Gowdy responded critically to Schumer’s assertion that Robert Mueller has “unfettered power” to do whatever he wants.
“There’s never been a prosecutor that had unfettered power to go investigate whatever the heck he or she wanted to do,” Gowdy exclaimed.