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Led by Healey, 20 Attorney Generals Call for Independent Probe Into Russia

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    Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the White House has made "no effort to impede" FBI investigations into the Trump administration's ties with Russia following the dismissal of former FBI director James Comey. Lawmakers have expressed outrage at Comey's firing, calling President Donald Trump's actions "suspicious."

    (Published Thursday, May 11, 2017)

    A group of 20 attorneys general, all Democrats, is calling for the appointment of an independent special counsel to continue the investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

    The group led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called Republican President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey during the ongoing investigation a "violation of public trust."

    The group said in a Thursday letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that only the appointment of an independent special counsel "with full powers and resources" can begin to restore public confidence.

    Those signing the letter include the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.

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