"The fireworks at the Department of Justice demand that we remove the investigation from the Trump-appointed Justice Department leadership", Pelosi said.
"He did have a conversation with the attorney general and deputy attorney general on Monday, where they had come to him to express their concerns", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday.
Hurd, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, called the timing "troubling, especially since the Justice Department Inspector General was conducting an independent investigation into Comey's handling of the Clinton email case".
Despite a number of Republicans publicly criticising Mr Trump's move to dismiss the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief in the hours following the announcement, the GOP party mainly backed the president on Wednesday. In his letter to Comey, Trump stressed that the FBI director had told him "on three occasions, that I am not under investigation".
Unsurprisingly, Trump's surrogates in both the White House and Congress had pretty similar things to say Wednesday when questioned about Comey's dismissal.
Klobuchar: Because ... Attorney General Sessions is recused from that and now Rod Rosenstein is approved, do you go to him then to get that approval? He has tweeted his disdain for the three congressional probes looking into the Russian Federation facts, as well as the FBI investigation, denouncing accusations of collusion as "a hoax" and complaining about a waste of taxpayer resources.
It's worth mentioning a CBS News reporter asked Russian President Vladimir Putin how the firing would affect relations between the two countries. Anderson also oversaw investigations targeting fraud in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and in reconstruction efforts in Iraq.
Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said in an email that claims more resources were asked for was "totally false".
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 Comey's dismissal.
Curbelo called the move an "extraordinary decision" that "raises many questions all of which must be answered".
The FBI has said that when his wife first considered running for the seat, McCabe consulted with FBI ethics officers for guidance on how to prevent actual or potential conflict of interest.
We need an independent investigation of the Russian Federation hacking, no doubt about that, and so much more to give Americans confidence in government, which is paramount for our democracy to survive this Trump implosion.
"Congress and the American people need a transparent explanation as to how this decision was reached and why it was executed at this time".
Rosenstein detailed Comey's actions on this in a memo that the administration circulated on Tuesday, along with a memo from Sessions and Trump's own brief statement that he was dismissing Comey. On NBC's "Today", Sanders said she would defer to the president himself for any additional details.
The White House refused to provide any evidence.
The White House appeared caught off guard by the intense response to Comey's firing, given that the FBI director had become a pariah among Democrats for his role in the Clinton investigation.
Indeed, Comey was supposed to testify tomorrow, May 11, before the Senate Intelligence Committee concerning Russian interference in the USA election. "We must investigate the whole Comey connection and what it is Trump's trying to keep quiet", said one protester.
Finally, Rosenstein criticized Comey for announcing - on October 28, 11 days before the presidential election - that the FBI was reopening its investigation following the discovery of a cache of new emails on the laptop of a Clinton aide's husband. The Justice Department denies there was such a request.
I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all.