Top Republican rejects call for special investigator

On Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended that Trump dismiss Comey, saying the director had damaged the FBI's integrity during his investigation into a private email account that Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, used as secretary of state.

"It makes me mildly nauseous to think that we might've had some impact on the election", Comey said. Like Nixon, he has responded by firing the investigator. Patty Murray, D-Washington.

"Not since Watergate have our legal systems been so threatened..." said Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from CT.

A majority of Americans say they are concerned about Russia's interference in the US contest, as well as the possibility that the president or his campaign team had inappropriate campaign contacts with Russian Federation.

Several of the most endangered House Republicans - including Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo, New York Rep. John Katko and Texas Rep.

"How can someone be fired who's investigating some wrongdoing by some people in the White House", said Lynn Millar, vice chairwoman of the Berks County Democratic Party.

The White House does not seem to like any questions about this.

Senator Chuck Schumer at the Capitol Wednesday.

Still, none of their calls quite reached the pitched level of Democrats, who were virtually united in their calls for a special prosecutor to take over the FBI's investigation.

Not a one of us believes Trump fired Comey over his mishandling of the Clinton email investigation, no matter how erroneous, egregious and embarrassing his testimony was last week before Congress.

In New York, where Comey once headed the US attorney's office in Manhattan, agents were told stories about the former director, including how he used to call agents' cell phones to congratulate them after finishing big cases, said a current official.

He criticized Comey for announcing just 11 days before the election that his agents were taking another look at newly found Clinton emails.

The reported involvement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Comey's dismissal also raises concerns. Yes, we have every right to be outraged at the way he's denigrating and diminishing our democracy.

The accounts were given as the Justice Department interviewed five candidates to take over as interim Federal Bureau of Investigation director on Wednesday.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred to what she called "atrocities in circumventing the chain of command" at the Justice Department in attempting to explain his firing.

As a candidate, Trump praised Comey for his public criticism of Clinton.

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska also said she would consider calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor. The President complained, with expletives, about Comey's "mildly nauseous" answer and said his answer when pressed on leaks convinced the President he was far less concerned about the leaks than Trump thought he should be.

While newly fired FBI Director James Comey made mistakes, Sen. Then acts so indignant.

Democrats have been quick to make the comparison, suggesting Trump feared Comey was delving too deeply into the Russian Federation probe. Hai Do was the editor.

He added it was "humiliating" for the American people to hear Russian Federation was controlling the political situation in the US.

The FBI has said that when his wife first considered running for the seat, McCabe consulted with FBI ethics officers for guidance on how to prevent actual or potential conflict of interest.