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Comey sacking—are Democrats right to call for a special prosecutor?

Someone has to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia, and the government clearly won’t

By David McGowan  

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ©CQ-Roll Call/SIPA USA/PA Images

As Washington reacts to the firing of FBI Director James Comey, suspicion is rife that it is linked to the ongoing bureau investigation into the president’s ties to Russia. As we might expect, leading Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer have called for a special prosecutor on the issue. But even Republicans have joined in the criticism of Donald Trump’s decision. Richard Burr, who is leading the Senate’s investigation into Russian interference into the election,…

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