Trump fires FBI director James Comey

Huma Abedin is seen in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Abedin did not forward

Huma Abedin is seen in the Brooklyn borough of New York. A person familiar with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server says Abedin did not forward

The members of the Senate and House were responding to Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey earlier in the day.

"Therefore, I must recommend that you remove Director James B. Comey, Jr. and identify an experienced and qualified individual to lead the great men and women of the Federal Bureau of Investigation". Former campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said that while he believed Comey had "inflicted severe damage" on the FBI, "the timing and manner of this firing suggest that it is the product of Donald Trump feeling the heat on the ongoing Russian Federation investigation and not a well thought out response to the inappropriate handling of the Clinton investigation".

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, meanwhile, said the firing "raises the critical question as to whether the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential campaign will continue and as to whether the investigation of any collusion or involvement by the Trump campaign will also be investigated by the FBI". Check back soon for updates and follow BuzzFeed News on Twitter.

Trump Insists No Evidence of Collusion with Russia
It also raised fresh doubts about Trump's judgement in keeping Flynn in place despite serious Justice Department concerns. The White House later fired Flynn for misleading Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump administration officials.

Comey had been sharply criticized by both President Trump and Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for his role in the outcome of last November's presidential election. President Bill Clinton dismissed William Sessions amid allegations of ethical lapses in 1993.

Comey said he felt compelled to tell Congress that agents would need to take the time to review those emails, especially since he had already testified that the FBI had closed its investigation.

In the decades since former FBI Director J Edgar Hoover, the controversial director who brought FBI into the modern era, law enforcement has avoided the appearance of influencing politics the way Hoover did.

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But his proposal is just one of 24 pending bills in the Texas Legislature that LGBT advocates say encourage discrimination. This would have serious consequences for a range of vulnerable communities, including young people and families.

But his prominent role in the 2016 presidential campaign raised questions about his judgment and impartiality. Comey's actions are still blamed among Democrats (including Clinton herself) for contributing to Trump's win.

This reason makes no sense because Trump waited more than 100 days after he was in office to fire Comey.

Comey described the incident in 2007 testimony to Congress, explaining that he believed the spy program put in place after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks was legally questionable.

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National guardsmen have repeatedly fired tear gas and rubber bullets in more than a month of anti-government protests. Opposition leaders say the constituent assembly is a biased mechanism created to keep an unpopular leader in power.

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