Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor whom Trump 'can't fire'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDems demand end to waivers used to pay people with disabilities below minimum wage A new progressive standard on campaign cash: It can't come from corporations Kamala Harris will no longer accept corporate PAC money 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 SessionsCalifornia secession movement cleared to begin collecting signatures Sessions declines to recuse himself from Cohen probe: report The Hill's 12:30 Report 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 ClintonDems flip New York state seat that Republicans have held for nearly four decades Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Chelsea Clinton hits back at NYT reporter over details in new book 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.