Comey firing: Reaction from members of Congress on FBI director’s dismissal
Lawmakers react after President Trump fired FBI director James Comey on May 9. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)
President Trump fired James B. Comey as the director of the FBI. The decision came as Comey was leading a counterintelligence investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. Officials said it resulted from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled a probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Here is reaction from members of Congress:
FROM THE SENATE
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
“The President’s firing of the FBI Director comes at a time when the agency is actively investigating …