In the wake of the news that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) called on the administration to allow a special prosecutor to take over the investigation of the administration that Comey was leading.
Harris, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee currently investigating the connections between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, said the shocking news underscores the importance of appointing a special prosecutor to ensure a fair and impartial investigation going forward.
I've said it before and will again – we must have a special prosecutor to oversee the FBI's Russia investigation. This cannot wait. https://t.co/Z9eeGNLTzr
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) May 9, 2017
Other Senate Democrats, including Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), echoed this demand Tuesday night.
In case the need for an independent special prosecutor to investigate #TrumpRussia ties wasn’t clear enough already… it sure is now. https://t.co/G3yoovqi0a
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) May 9, 2017