Call for a Special Prosecutor
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From the LeftAfter Comey’s ouster, bipartisan calls grow for independent probe of Russia’s meddling in election
President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey revived calls by Democratic lawmakers for an independent investigation of Russian meddling in U.S. elections — and could compel Democrats to take bolder steps that would paralyze Congress.
From the CenterComey Dismissal Upends Probes of Trump Campaign Ties to Russia
Move adds impetus to calls for a special counsel to handle the case
From the RightSchumer Calls Comey Firing ‘Big Mistake,’ Wants Special Prosecutor
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Tuesday that when President Donald Trump informed him that Jamey Comey would be dismissed as FBI director, Schumer replied it was a “big mistake” to do so and called on the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor.