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President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets Wednesday morning addressing his abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey, saying in one tweet that Washington will thank him once things calm down.
The morning after the bombshell firing that caught Washington off-guard, the president sounded off on Twitter vowing to replace Comey with “someone who will do a far better job” and will bring “back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.” He also called out the Democrats for crying foul, claiming that they had “said some of the worst things about James Comey.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Tim Kaine said Wednesday on Morning Joe that the president fired Comey because he was concerned about an investigation into his Russian ties. He cites the president's “unusual” mention in his letter to Comey, thanking the former FBI director for informing him, “on three separate occassions,” that he wasn't under investigation.
“That shows a deeply insecure president who is very very concerned about this investigation and that's the reason Jim Comey got fired. We've got to get to the bottom of this, a special prosecutor is needed,” Kaine said.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal was also on Moring Joe, calling fort he appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump's ties to Russia.