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Some Vulnerable Republicans Begin To Question Timing Of Comey's Firing

"I can't defend or explain [Tuesday's] actions or timing of the firing of FBI Director James Comey," said Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, who is a top Democratic target in the 2018 midterms.
President Trump shakes hands with FBI Director James Comey back in January. On Tuesday, he fired Comey. Source: Pool

In response to President Trump's surprising firing Tuesday night of FBI Director James Comey, congressional Republicans largely maintained a united front and resisted calls for a special prosecutor to helm the ongoing investigation into Russia and the election.

However, cracks in that unity began to emerge in the day that followed, with key senators and some vulnerable House members voicing concern over how the White House handled

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