Republicans and Democrats alike should be concerned about the sudden firing of FBI Director Comey. This is just the latest in a troubling pattern of dismissing public servants who have investigated or stood up to the Trump Administration – including former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, US Attorney Preet Bharara, and other US Attorneys. In times of potential Administration interference into criminal investigations, our leaders have seen fit to appoint special prosecutors to run independent investigations free of partisan influence.
We now find ourselves in such a time. Pete Sessions and our leaders in Washington need to do what’s right and immediately appoint a special prosecutor to conduct the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.