Schumer Takes Out The Knife: Trump Pressuring DOJ Is An ‘Unprecedented Abuse Of Power’

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday President Donald Trump urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release all documents related to an investigation into his presidential campaign is an absolutely “gross and unprecedented abuse of power.”

“For the President of the United States to pressure the Justice Department to reveal details and documents pertaining to an active investigation of the President’s campaign, for the purpose of denigrating it, is a gross and unprecedented abuse of power,” Schumer tweeted Wednesday. “Today & I will be sending a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein & FBI Director Wray later today to request they reconsider holding a meeting at all, and if they do move forward, to do so in a bipartisan fashion, with the Gang of 8.”

Schumer added that he, along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, will send a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray Wednesday afternoon requesting they hold a meeting with Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

Trump called on the DOJ to release documents related to the FBI or DOJ’s reported spying on his campaign in 2016. (RELATED: Grassley Calls To Release Strzok Page Texts)

“If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal. Only the release or review of documents that the House Intelligence Committee (also, Senate Judiciary) is asking for can give the conclusive answers. Drain the Swamp!” Trump tweeted Saturday. (RELATED: Meadows Calls On Trump To Release Justice Docs)

House Freedom Caucus leadership is also calling on Trump to order the DOJ to release all relevant documents regarding potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses, the impetus for the investigation into the Trump campaign and documents that lay out the scope of the special counsel’s probe.

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