Republicans are not happy with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) after he made the decision to launch another investigation within the Senate Judiciary Committee to look into the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. The Hill reports:
Grassley, the panel’s chairman, took the step this week partly at the urging of Democrats but said that it’s his committee’s job to make sure there’s a firewall protecting the FBI from political influence.
“There should be no improper interference with FBI investigations to favor any elected official or candidate of either party,” Grassley wrote in a Wednesday letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
Grassley’s announcement took his Republican colleagues by surprise, and several said they are uncomfortable with the addition of yet another investigation that could target the Trump administration.
Several GOP lawmakers on Thursday told The Hill that Grassley’s investigation could conflict with the work of special counsel Robert Mueller at the Justice Department.
“We already have a special counsel. I don’t think we should have any more investigations. I don’t see how that doesn’t fall within his purview. That should all be left to the special counsel,” said a Republican senator who requested anonymity to comment candidly.
A second Republican senator said Grassley jumping in “isn’t particularly helpful, but at this point I don’t know what you can do about it.”
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) warned said Judiciary should be careful not to interfere with Mueller’s work.
What do you think? Should the Senate open another investigation? Or should they just let Mueller do his job?
Source: The Hill