Congress stunned by firing of FBI Director as Democrats demand special counsel probe of Trump-Russia ties

In a surprise move, President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, with Justice Department officials citing Comey's bungled handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe as a main reason for his departure, as Democrats charged it was more of an effort to short circuit a probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, which they say might have ties to the Trump Campaign.

It was only the second time an FBI Director had been fired - the first was when President Bill Clinton ousted William Sessions (no relation to Jeff Sessions, the current Attorney General).

Let's look more closely at the Comey firing:

Look for this story to keep bubbling for several days - especially since President Trump will meet on Wednesday with the Russian Foreign Minister.

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