Politics: Comey’s removal sparks fears about future of Russia probe

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Comey’s removal sparks fears about future of Russia probe
While career agents are working the case, legislators are intensifying their calls for an independent probe.
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Trump to sit down with Russian foreign minister, one day after firing Comey
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The shocking firing of James B. Comey puts new pressure on Trump and his team
After the surprise dismissal, the president will face renewed pressure for a special prosecutor to take over the Russia investigation.
 
‘This terrifies me’: Ex-Clinton aides slam Trump’s firing of FBI director Comey
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