Blumenthal on Comey Firing: ‘A Looming Constitutional Crisis That’s Deadly Serious’

‘What we have now is really a looming constitutional crisis that is deadly serious’

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BLUMENTHAL: “I disagree with James Comey in some of his decisions. But I never advocated that he'd be fired, particularly before an inspector general within the Department of Justice was looking at those actions. Rod Rosenstein, in effect preempted that ongoing internal investigation, fired him using a pretense that is laughable, the decisions on the Clinton e-mail some ten months ago. And what we have now is really a looming constitutional crisis that is deadly serious. Because there is an investigation ongoing and CNN reported subpoenas issued from the eastern district of Virginia into Flynn associates. And ultimately, there may be subpoenas to the President of the United States just as occurred in 1973 precipitating United States versus Nixon and a similar firing of a special prosecutor. So what’s needed now is, in fact, an independent counsel and special prosecutor.”

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