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Schumer: 'Protecting Mueller Is Paramount'

senate minority leader chuck schumer of n.y., gestures while speaking to members of the media at the capitol.

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By | Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:20 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of a “constitutional crisis” if the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions serves as “a prelude” to ending special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

At a news conference about the midterm elections, the New York Democrat was interrupted with news of the Sessions resignation — and promptly exclaimed, “Oh.”

“I just got the news,” he told reporters at the press conference.

“But I will say this: Protecting Mueller and his investigation is paramount.”

“It would create a constitutiontal crisis if this were a prelude to ending or limiting the Mueller investigation,” he continued. “And I hope that President [Donald] Trump and those he listens to should refrain from that.”

Sessions was hit for more than a year with harsh public criticism from Trump over his recusal from the probe by Mueller into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of a "constitutional crisis" if the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions serves as "a prelude" to ending special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.
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