Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Money | By Armando Alvarado

Trump's firing of Comey reaffirms need for special prosecutor


Trump couldn't make the investigation of possible links between his Presidential campaign and Russian Federation go away.

If there was no wrongdoing by the Trump campaign, then Republicans and the president should welcome a special investigation to clear the air and let the country move forward.

"I expect that Republicans are going to bring up Hillary's emails every chance they get", Sen.

"There is little reason to think that Mr. Rosenstein's reason is the true reason that President Trump fired Director Comey", Schumer said Wednesday, responding to Schumer in the Senate chamber. "That is deeply troubling to many Department employees and veterans, legislators and citizens", he said.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, a member of the House Intelligence Committee who is now one of three members leading the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, called Comey's job "very hard".

Trump's daring decision to oust Comey sparked comparisons to Nixon, who fired the special prosecutor running the Watergate investigation that ultimately led to his downfall.

She said she met with Comey on March 15 along with Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Al Franken said the timing and circumstances of Comey's firing were "very suspicious" and politically motivated.

There are multiple ongoing committee investigations into Russian interference in the USA election and what role - if any - Trump campaign associates may have played in that interference.

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The FBI is now investigating potential links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The move came on the recommendation of senior Justice Department officials in memos cited by Mr Trump, which said Mr Comey had bungled a probe into Mrs Hillary Clinton, hurting the FBI's credibility.

Democrats intensified accusations that Comey's removal was meant to undermine the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe and demanded an independent investigation into the alleged Russian meddling, with some calling the firing an attempt to cover up wrongdoing related to Russia.

Mr. Trump, in his first remarks to reporters since firing Mr. Comey, said he had dismissed the Federal Bureau of Investigation director "because he was not doing a good job".

A commission can serve an important role as an independent voice, made up of bipartisan experts and former government officials who are separate from the political concerns of investigations held by elected members of Congress.

Mrs Clinton and other Democrats say they believe Mr Comey's decision help cost her the election. The CNN report adds a whole new layer of intrigue to Comey's potential testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he is expected to address Comey's firing during an evening appearance on Fox News and that no statements were expected before that. And he's close to Vice President Mike Pence. "It is clearer than ever that the American people deserve to have a special prosecutor and independent commission investigate President Trump's ties to Russian Federation, his conflicts of interest, and the slew of unanswered questions surrounding his already troubled presidency". Afterward, Trump said the two had "a very, very good meeting" and discussed the need to stop the killing in Syria's lengthy civil war. Lavrov said. "You're kidding!"

While Comey has drawn anger from Democrats since he reopened the email investigation in the closing days of last year's campaign, they didn't buy that justification for his firing.

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