On Thursday, Sen. Charles Grassley accused Sen. Chuck Schumer of lying about the FBI Russia probe. Grassley didn’t use the term “lying,” but there is no other way to read his remarks.
Grassley, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, explained that then-FBI director Comey told him and Dianne Feinstein, the Committee’s ranking member, that President Trump was not under investigation by the Bureau. Grassley said that, in addition, Comey told this to the “Gang of Eight,” a group that includes Schumer.
Yet, says Grassley, even after Comey informed Schumer of this, the unscrupulous Minority Leader told the media the contrary — namely, that Trump was under investigation. He even urged that Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neal Gorsuch, be held up because Trump was being investigated.
“The whole time,” says Grassley, Schumer “knew it wasn’t true.” In other words, Schumer is a liar.
Grassley also took a shot at Comey for not telling the public that Trump wasn’t under investigation. Grassley urged Comey to disclose this in the name of “transparency and accountability.” But the manipulative, egomaniac Director chose not to inform Americans that the president wasn’t under investigation, even after Schumer public claim Trump was.
Comey’s stated reasons for his refusal make no sense. It’s likely that Comey was attempting to undermine Trump, just as Schumer was. Both still are.
Grassley concluded his remarks by warning that Attorney General Sessions may be about to receive the same kind of treatment. I don’t doubt it. There’s not much that Comey, his friends in the media, and Schumer wouldn’t stoop to.