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Trump fires Comey

Republican congressman wants to establish independent commission on Russia

President Trump's "bizarre" letter notifying FBI Director James Comey that he was being fired has spurred Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) to look into a new way of investigating any possible ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.

"My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia," Amash tweeted Tuesday evening. "The second paragraph of this letter is bizarre." Amash shared a link to the missive Trump sent to Comey; in the second paragraph, Trump wrote, "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau." Several Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.), have demanded a special prosecutor to investigate any ties between Russia and Trump.