US Democrats have reacted angrily to President Donald Trump's decision to sack FBI Director James Comey, saying it raises serious questions as the agency is investigating his election campaign's alleged links to Russia's meddling in the US polls.
Other potential choices include Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor who led a congressional inquiry into former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's role in the 2012 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
But on Tuesday night, with the FBI now investigating the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russian Federation, the White House, acting on advice from the Justice Department, fired Comey.
Shortly after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) tweeted that he was "troubled by the timing and reasoning" of Comey's dismissal.
But the Nixon Presidential Library's Twittter account tried to set the record straight Tuesday night, sending a tweet to remind followers that Nixon never fired an Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
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Burr, who chairs the Intelligence committee, said he found Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal "further confuses an already hard investigation" by his panel.
"On the heels of FBI Director James Comey's testimony that confirmed an active investigation into this Administration's ties to Russian Federation, business entanglements and conflicts of interest - the President has fired Director Comey". "President Trump fired the man investigating him and his cohorts".
Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Vt., said that Comey's firing was "nothing less than Nixonian". The decision was made because of its investigation into former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who is married to Clinton confidant Huma Abedin. He said he was "mildly nauseous" at the thought of having swayed the election but also said he would do the same again. He is also accused by the Democrats that he influenced the election in favor of Donald Trump by announcing the re-opening of the Clinton email case just days before the election.
"He understood the centrality of the Agent to the Bureau's mission, recognizing that Agents put their lives on the line every day", FBI Agents Association President Thomas O'Connor said in a statement.
October 13, 2016 - "Hillary Clinton is guilty, of all the things that Director Comey stated at his press conference and congressional hearings, and far more".
Sessions advised Trump's campaign before being picked by the president to lead the Justice Department.
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Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said "Trump's decision to fire Comey ...should send a chill down the spine of every American". But the president did assert that Comey informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation".
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