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‘A troubling pattern’: Schumer questions ‘coincidence’ of Trump firing Comey, Yates and others investigating him

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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gestures at a news conference on Amtrak funding on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

In a late night press conference Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump a “cover-up” and called for a special investigator to look into the Trump administration.

Along with the firing of acting-Attorney General Sally Yates, Schumer called the dismissal of both officials, “A troubling pattern.”

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Schumer said that Trump called him personally to tell him of his decision and that Schumer told him he was “making a mistake.”

“I told the president, Mr President, with all due respect, you’re making a big mistake,” Schumer explained.

He added, that “If no special prosecutor  is appointed, everyone is going to suspect coverup.”

“Are people going to suspect cover up, absolutely,” Schumer continued before calling for a “fearless, independent, special prosecutor.”


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WATCH: Late-night hosts go off on Trump for ‘chilling’ plan ‘to steal the election’

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Late-night television hosts harshly criticized President Donald Trump for refusing to say there would be a peaceful transition of power if he loses the November election.

"In one of the more chilling moments of his presidency -- and they've been a few -- Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power as Republicans formulated the plan to steal the election through the courts," Seth Meyers explained.

"We're as close as we've ever been to losing our democracy and watching our government transform into an autocratic regime," he continued. "It's happen right in front our eyes right now, you don't need to wait for Trump to roll down Pennsylvania Avenue on a tank in green fatigues with a long chin-beard -- especially since if he did try to grow one he'd probably just look like a very sick chihuahua."

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Authorities in California on Thursday announced that one man was dead after a shootout with law enforcement.

"A white supremacist gang member was killed in a gun battle with law enforcement after he ambushed and shot a deputy pursuing him Thursday near the Templeton Cemetery, Sheriff Ian Parkinson said at a news conference," The Triubune reported Thursday.

"According to Parkinson, a sheriff’s deputy was driving in the Theatre Drive area around 10:20 a.m. when the deputy recognized the car of a wanted felon parked on the side of the road. The deputy made a U-turn and pulled up next to the vehicle, which was unoccupied. The deputy then proceeded north and found the man walking on Cemetery Road off Theatre Drive near the Templeton Cemetery, Parkinson said. He said the deputy tried to make a pedestrian traffic stop, but the man took off running toward the cemetery," the newspaper reported.

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Fox News was forced to make a damning admission in a Tucker Carlson lawsuit

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Here's the background. Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model, was paid for her silence about an affair she said she had with Donald Trump during the 2016 election by America Media, Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, on the Republican campaign's behalf these details were exposed and confirmed in the case against former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to participating in the illegal campaign finance scheme. The story became national news, so leading Fox News host Tucker Carlson discussed the case.

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