All hell is breaking loose after Chuck Schumer sent this letter

Chuck Schumer went there.

The Democrat Senate Minority Leader threw down the gauntlet at President Trump.

And now all hell is breaking loose in Washington after Chuck Schumer sent this letter.

Schumer fired off a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz demanding he investigate acting attorney general Matt Whitaker’s ties to Donald Trump.

Politico reports:

In his letter, Schumer cited news reports of Whitaker’s close relationship with President Donald Trump during his previous role as chief of staff to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I am particularly concerned about whether Mr. Whitaker may have shared with the White House, or could share in his new role, confidential grand jury or investigative information from the Special Counsel investigation or any criminal investigation,” Schumer wrote in a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Schumer added that disclosure of such information could “implicate criminal contempt of court, obstruction of justice” or violate the Justice Department’s policy on contact with the White House on criminal investigations.

Schumer requested that the inspector general provide information on whether Whitaker had access to confidential information related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation when he was chief of staff and whether Whitaker provided any assurance to the White House that he would interfere with the Mueller investigation.

House Democrats are planning as many as 85 different investigations into the Trump administration.

This is Schumer’s chance to get in on the action.

But Republicans control the Senate.

Democrats want to create the appearance Trump put a puppet in charge of the DOJ so if Robert Mueller’s investigation turns up nothing, they can then question the validity of the findings by claiming Whitaker reined in Mueller.

We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.