Democrats call for independent investigation after ‘Nixonian’ Comey firing

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( CNN) Democratic senators sharply blamed President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, with some calling for a special attorney to investigate Russian meddling into the 2016 US election and any connection to Trump’s aides.

“Mr. President, with all due respect, you are making a big mistake, ” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters he told Trump when the President called him earlier.

Schumer added that it’s time for a special attorney to lead an investigation and that “this investigation must be run as far away as is practicable from this White House.”