Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor whom Trump 'can't fire'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenCanadian corporate tax cuts show success of strong economic policy Avenatti on 2020 campaign: 'The truth is my policy issue' Democrats embracing socialism is dangerous for America 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 SessionsSwalwell: I would have fired Strzok too Omarosa: Trump calls Education chief 'Ditzy' DeVos Ex-Reagan official: If Mueller had nothing, Trump 'would ignore him' 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."


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 ClintonDems make history, and other takeaways from Tuesday's primaries Establishment-backed Vukmir wins Wisconsin GOP Senate primary Ironworker and star of viral video wins Dem primary for Speaker Ryan's seat 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.