Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor whom Trump 'can't fire'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Trump is a 'racist bully' Poll: Oprah would outperform Warren, Harris against Trump in California Democrats continue to dismiss positive impacts of tax reform MORE (D-Mass.) hit President Trump for his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, calling on Congress to "get their heads out of the sand" and use a special prosecutor to investigate Trump.

Trump made the bombshell firing on Tuesday afternoon based on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants DOJ wades into archdiocese fight for ads on DC buses Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector MORE and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, according to White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Trump argued in a letter to Comey that the FBI needs a new leader so it can restore "pubic trust and confidence."

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Warren responded to the news, saying, "we need a real, independent prosecutor who [Trump] can't fire, Sessions can't intimidate and Congress can't muzzle."

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE used a private email server as secretary of State and was investigated over her handling of classified information by the FBI under Comey, who announced last July that he would not recommend any charges be brought against the then-Democratic presidential nominee.

The FBI is now investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russia, which the intelligence community concluded had meddled in the presidential election to help Trump win.