Democrats call Trump's firing of Comey a 'cover-up'

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Congressional leaders want to know whether the Trump administration is using Comey's firing as a cover up. (KTRK)

There are new questions this morning about the future of the FBI's investigation into possible connections between President Trump's election and Russia.

Trump stunned many with the firing of FBI Director James Comey yesterday afternoon.

Some Democrats call the firing a cover-up and say a special prosecutor needs to take over the Russia investigation.

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke to CNN's Anderson Cooper last night, and denied this is a cover-up.

"This has nothing to do with the campaign six months ago," Conway said. "This has everything to do with the performance of the FBI director since the president has been in the White House. He took decisive action."

Conway said people would "absolutely" suspect a cover-up, however.

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Days after he testified regarding alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, FBI Director James Comey has been fired.



The president tweeted a response to New York Senator Chuck Schumer, saying:


Then, this morning at 6:10 a.m. Houston time, the president had this to say:


We are seeing new video this morning of when Comey first learned of his firing.

He boarded a plane in Los Angeles yesterday after traveling to California for official FBI business.

An FBI official tells ABC News that Comey first found out he was fired by watching TV news reports and was "really surprised" and "caught flat-footed."

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