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Trump fires Comey

Bob Corker: Comey's removal 'will raise questions'

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is well aware of the optics surrounding President Trump's firing of James Comey as director of the FBI while the bureau is investigating whether Trump associates colluded with the Russians during the 2016 election.

"While the case for removal of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey laid out by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein was thorough, his removal at this particular time will raise questions," Corker said in a statement. "It is essential that ongoing investigations are fulsome and free of political interference until their completion, and it is imperative that President Trump nominate a well-respected and qualified individual to lead the bureau at this critical time."