Warren on Comey firing: We need a special prosecutor whom Trump 'can't fire'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPelosi disputes Biden's power to forgive student loans Warren hits the airwaves for Newsom ahead of recall election Human rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action 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 SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases 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 ClintonBiden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Women's March endorses Nina Turner in first-ever electoral endorsement 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.