Trump-Russia inquiry needs a special prosecutor – but probably won't get one

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Concerns about independence grow after statement by Mitch McConnell suggests only option to lead inquiry is special counsel – in this case, the man who wrote the letter leading to Comey’s dismissal

Following the Trump administration’s shock decision to sack FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, demands for the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election have intensified.

“If we don’t get a special prosecutor, every American will rightfully suspect that the decision to fire #Comey was part of a cover-up,” Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, tweeted shortly after Comey was fired.

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