News of James Comey’s firing dominated social media this evening, as commentators and members of the public gave their thoughts on President Trump’s removal of the FBI director.
“James Comey” was the number one trending topic on both Twitter and Facebook as of 19:30 EST.
Twitter was also dominated by the topic, with “Comey,” “FBI Director” and “TrumpRussiaInvestigation” trending as the top three topics in the United States.
Democrats were quick to tie the firing to their conspiracy theory about the President having improper ties to Russia. Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton previously blamed James Comey and his decision to reopen the “emailgate” investigation late in the campaign. for her defeat against Donald Trump. Now the Democrats seem to be Comey’s best friend.
If we don't get a special prosecutor, every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire #Comey was part of a cover-up.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 9, 2017
Comey should be immediately called to testify in an open hearing about the status of Russia/Trump investigation at the time he was fired.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) May 9, 2017
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Firing of #Comey compromises investigation of White House ties to Russians – no doubt now special prosecutor is necessary.