Protesters gathered outside the White House on Wednesday, displaying signs with various messages from calling for a special prosecutor to alleging a cover-up to tying President Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin. This comes on the heels of Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Comey sought to expand his agency’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election before Trump fired him on Tuesday, a congressional source said Wednesday.
Facing criticism from members of Congress, the Trump administration denied the firing was related to the FBI probe of the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Moscow to sway the election.
The president, who met Russia’s foreign minister at the White House on Wednesday, defended his decision to abruptly fire Comey from a law enforcement post he had held since 2013. (Reuters)