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Fallout from Comey firing continues: White House defends decision

DNC Chair Tom Perez spoke to protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday, demanding that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Russian contacts with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with President Donald J. Trump Wednesday morning in the Oval Office for a conversation after the Russian Foreign Minister had met with the President. Trump defended his decision to fire Comey saying the former FBI Director did not do his job.

Vice President Mike Pence is defending the firing of FBI Director James Comey, saying the "president made the right decision at the right time."

A timeline of events that led up to President Donald Trump abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey in the midst of the agency's investigation into whether Trump's presidential campaign was connected to Russian meddling in the election.

The White House says that President Donald Trump had considered firing FBI Director James Comey "since the day he was elected president."

Amid Democratic calls for a special prosecutor, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new investigation of Russia meddling could only serve to impede the current probes under way. McConnell spoke on the Senate floor as Democratic senators gathered to try to pressure the GOP over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

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