In a surprising announcement that shocked the nation on Tuesday, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey — the man who was leading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia.
More disturbingly is how his firing was initiated.
Anti-LGBTQ Attorney General Jeff Sessions — who had promised to recuse himself from that probe after lying under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee — made the recommendation to Trump that Comey should be let go.
The incident caused confusion among members of Congress, the intelligence community and even Comey himself, who thought the initial reports of his firing were a joke.
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) May 9, 2017
HRC along with our supporters, advocates and other organizations descended on the White House to rally against this dangerous abuse of power and demand the appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) May 10, 2017
Bipartisan calls from Congress are also growing as members from both sides of the aisle are calling for an independent prosecutor to oversee the Russia probe.
First Pres Trump fired Sally Yates, then Preet Bharara. Now #Comey. Doesn’t seem like an accident. We must have a special prosecutor.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 9, 2017
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 9, 2017
There is no time for delay in appointing a special prosecutor. Congress must put patriotism before party and do what’s right for the country. In order to advance LGBTQ rights, we must have a strong democracy.
Trump’s administration has been attacking the LGBTQ community since he was sworn in as president. We can’t let him get away with covering up his campaign ties to Russia — especially as they shamefully allow the detention and murder of LGBTQ people in Chechnya to continue.
Text “COMEY” to 30644 now and we’ll connect you directly to your Senators to call for the appointment of a special prosecutor. We can’t let Trump get away with covering up his campaign ties to Russia.