WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein agreed to brief the full Senate next week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office announced Friday.
“Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s office has confirmed to Senator Schumer’s office that Mr. Rosenstein will come to brief the full Senate next week. The time and date are still being worked out,” Matt House, Schumer spokesman, in a statement.
Democrats demanded Thursday that Rosenstein brief all members of the upper chamber to answer questions about the White House’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey.
Schumer made a request of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call an all-Senators briefing with Attorney General Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.
“Given the events of this week and particularly after what the President said this afternoon, a briefing from these two officials before the whole Senate, where Senators from both parties can ask and get answers to the serious questions hanging over us, is imperative for this body and for the American people. The all-Senators briefings with the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General should be separate and partially classified if necessary,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday.
He added, “The need for these briefings is even greater now than it was this morning.”