Warren: Trump ‘wants to cut off any investigation’ of him

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDNA is irrelevant — Elizabeth Warren is simply not Cherokee The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump seizes on immigrant 'caravan' for midterms | WHCA criticizes Trump for praising lawmaker who assaulted reporter | Trump takes harder line on Saudis Clinton aide: Chances 'highly unlikely' but 'not zero' Hillary will run for president again MORE (D-Mass.) says President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrats slide in battle for Senate Trump believes Kushner relationship with Saudi crown prince a liability: report Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council MORE fired James Comey as FBI director because he “wants to cut off any investigation” of his activities.

“I think that there’s just no doubt given the timing that the reason that Comey was fired was because Donald Trump wants to cut off any investigation,” she told CNN Wednesday. "This is a moment in history. Donald Trump has tried to put himself above the law.

“And that’s not how it works in America. The way it works in America is that investigations are independent, no matter how powerful you are, and that everyone has to follow the law.”


Warren additionally demanded that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explain his role in firing Comey to Congress.

“Let’s get the deputy attorney general in here ... and let’s put him under oath and let’s let him explain directly to the members of the Judiciary Committee right here in the United States Senate exactly what it is that Director Comey asked for last week.”

The White House announced Tuesday that Trump had fired Comey on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsBeto O'Rourke on impeachment: 'There is enough there to proceed' Rosenstein to appear for House interview next week Emmet Flood steps in as White House counsel following McGahn departure MORE and Rosenstein, citing his handling of the probe into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot Gabbard considering 2020 run: report Claiming 'spousal privilege' to stonewall Congress MORE's private email server.

“While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to lead the bureau,” Trump wrote in a letter to Comey dated Tuesday.

Comey’s firing sent shockwaves through Washington, with many questioning the timing of his dismissal.

The former FBI director announced in March that the FBI was probing Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential race, including potential ties between Trump’s election campaign and Russia.