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Here Are 3 Paths Lawmakers Could Take to an Independent Russia Inquiry



    Schumer Calls for Special Prosecutor After Comey Firing

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia, after FBI Director James Comey was fired by President Donald Trump. (Published Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

    After the president’s surprise dismissal of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, Democrats, and even some Republican members of Congress, sounded calls for a new, independent investigation into possible Donald Trump campaign ties to Russia. 

    As NBC News reports, lawmakers are proposing three different avenues toward an independent Russia probe. 

    Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation at any time. 

    Lawmakers could pass legislation approving a special counsel, which would be a long-shot because it would require bipartisan support and Trump's signature or two-thirds approval in a GOP-controlled Congress to override a presidential veto.

    Schumer After Comey Firing: 'Everyone Will Suspect Coverup'

    [NATL] Senators React to Comey Firing: 'Everyone Will Suspect Coverup'

    Senators from both sides of the aisle expressed surprise and deep concern after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday evening.

    (Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

    Finally, Congress could form an independent commission with subpoena power and that would issue a report.