Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared Thursday former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee just made things a whole lot worse for the Trump administration.
"After hearing Mr. Comey's testimony today, America is stunned. The cloud hanging over this administration has just gotten a whole lot darker," Schumer said. "President Trump, if you disagree with anything the director said today, play the tapes for all of America to hear or admit there were no tapes."
In his five-minute speech, Schumer praised the "eye-opening testimony" from Comey, who was making his first public remarks since Trump fired him in May. He also took the opportunity to hit Attorney General Jeff Sessions and called on members of the committee to "get to the bottom" of why he didn't recuse himself from the investigation earlier.
"The hearing raised serious questions about Attorney General Sessions that he and the Justice Department must answer immediately," Schumer said, pointing to questions in the hearing as to Sessions' involvement in the investigation before his recusal. "Director Comey didn't have direct knowledge of his involvement, but made clear that he suspected that the Attorney General needed to recuse himself weeks before he actually did so and that he could not share the reasons for that in an unclassified briefing."
"So we need to know the answer to a number of questions regarding the Attorney General," he said. "The Senate Intelligence Committee investigation and special counsel Mueller ought to get to the bottom of this matter."