Donald Trump

In Wake of Comey Firing, Amash and McCain Demand Special Commission

"My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia," Amash tweets.


President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey earlier tonight is raising neck hairs across the political spectrum. Already, Freedom Caucus Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have called for the appointment of a special commission to investigate Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential campaign:

"This is a desperate act by a vulnerable, comprised president to avoid accountability," tweeted third party presidential candidate Evan McMullin:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is also calling for a special committee:

And here's Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oreg.)

(Wyden's full statement is here.)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY.) has a theory:

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is "troubled by the timing and reasoning" of Comey's dismissal:

Even Edward Snowden is bothered:

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is not bothered:

(Timing could definitely be better. Trump is reportedly meeting tomorrow with Russia's foreign minister.)

The Nixon Presidential Library, meanwhile, wants Twitter to stop calling this a "Nixonian" play: