Schumer warns Trump: Don’t interfere in Mueller probe


Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is warning President Trump not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, was charged as part of the probe.

“The President must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way. If he does so, Congress must respond swiftly, unequivocally, and in a bipartisan way to ensure that the investigation continues,” Schumer said in a statement.

He added that “the rule of law is paramount in America and the investigation must be allowed to proceed unimpeded.”

Manafort has been charged with 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, according to the special counsel’s office. Manafort’s former business partner and protegé, Rick Gates, who was ousted from the pro-Trump group America First Policies in April, has also been charged.

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