Top Senate Judiciary Dem: Trump Told Me He Was Firing Comey At 5:30

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee issued a brief response to the announcement that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday.

“President Trump called me at 5:30 p.m. and indicated he would be removing Director Comey, saying the FBI needed a change,” Feinstein said. “The next FBI director must be strong and independent and will receive a fair hearing in the Judiciary Committee.”

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