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Senate Democrat Feinstein 'incredulous' over Comey's firing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:09

The senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein joins calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 election following President Trump's abrupt decision to fire the FBI director. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein joined calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed to investigate Russia's role in the 2016 election following President Trump's abrupt decision to fire FBI director James Comey. Trump defended his firing of Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Republican president's abrupt move on Tuesday stunned Washington and was swiftly condemned by Democrats and by some in his own party. Feinstein on Tuesday said that the FBI director who would replace the fired James Comey, "must be strong and independent." Feinstein said in a statement that President Donald Trump called her Tuesday afternoon to tell her that Comey was being removed from the top FBI job. When Trump announces a replacement, the nomination would be reviewed by the Judiciary Committee.

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Senate Democrat Feinstein 'incredulous' over Comey's firing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 01:09