James Comey was fired as the FBI Director after refusing to drop the investigation. Andrew McCabe was appointed Director of the FBI and former Director of the FBI Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel for the US Department of Justice on “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation”.
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Rep. Adam Schiff and the House Committees investigating, compelled Comey to testify so they could have information to protect the country. Watch his interview on March 2, 2017 expressing frustration at Comey’s refusal to compromise the FBI’s investigation.
Watch James Comey’s full testimony before the House on March 20, 2017, 5 hours 4 hours 1 hour Comey confirmed the FBI’s investigation of 1. Russian Government’s Efforts to Interfere with Election 2. Russian officials and the Trump Campaign
Did Sessions break recusal vow in helping fire Comey? Associate Press/PBS News Hour “Sessions recommended Comey’s firing, writing in a letter that “a fresh start is needed at the leadership of the FBI.”
Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry NY Times “Comey asked the Justice Department for more prosecutors and others personnel to accelerate the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election…His appeal, described on Wednesday by four congressional officials, was made to Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, whose memo was used to justify Mr. Comey’s abrupt dismissal on Tuesday.”