Amash mulls independent probe after Comey firing

GOP Rep. Justin Amash suggested he wants an independent panel to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the wake of Tuesday’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“My staff and I are reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia,” the Michigan congressman said on Twitter. Amash pointed to a line from President Donald Trump’s letter to Comey informing him he had been fired, calling the line “bizarre.”

In his letter to Comey, Trump wrote: "While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau."

The FBI is investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Amash is a fierce libertarian who has clashed with the Trump administration on a number of issues. A senior Trump adviser last month urged a primary challenge against Amash, a member of the House Freedom Caucus.

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