Trump: Dems 'play' after saying 'some of the worst things' about Comey

Trump: Dems 'play' after saying 'some of the worst things' about Comey

President Trump early Wednesday went after Democrats for their responses to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

"The Democrats have said some of the worst things about James Comey, including the fact that he should be fired, but now they play so sad!" the president tweeted Wednesday.

Trump on Tuesday fired Comey, the man who had been leading the investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The dismissal came in a signed letter from Trump to Comey that said it was time for a "new beginning" at the nation's "crown jewel of law enforcement."

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The move shocked Washington and sparked outrage from Democrats, who said the president was trying to shut down the FBI's investigation.

Democratic lawmakers fired off statements condemning the president's actions and impugning his motives, with some alluding to the Watergate era and the scandal surrounding former President Richard Nixon.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDem legal analyst says media 'overplayed' hand in Mueller coverage Former FBI official praises Barr for 'professional' press conference Pelosi: Barr press briefing a 'staggering partisan effort' MORE (D-N.Y.) late Tuesday raised questions about the reasoning behind Comey's firing.

“Were these investigations getting too close to home for the president?” Schumer asked during a news conference. “Are people going to suspect coverup? Absolutely.”