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There's more fallout over the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The timing and motivation of President Donald Trump's decision is being questioned. (KGO-TV)

There's more fallout over the firing of FBI Director James Comey. The timing and motivation of President Donald Trump's decision is being questioned.

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It's all happening as the president welcomes the Russian foreign minister to the oval office Wednesday.

All suspicions lead to the Trump administration's ties to Russia. Comey was stepping up the FBi investigation into that connection just days before he was fired.

On his first full day after being fired as director of the FBI, Comey sent a letter to his former colleagues.

It reads: I'm not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won't either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss you and the mission deeply.

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But the outrage over Comey's firing is widespread. Protesters chanted outside Senator Diane Feinstein's San Francisco office.

"We must investigate the whole Comey connection and what it is Trump's trying to keep quiet," said one protester.

And in Washington, even Republicans are suspicious. "The timing and the reasons for this decision made little sense to me," said North Carolina Senator Richard Burr.

In the Oval Office, where the president met with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador at one point Wednesday.

Trump said he fired Comey, "because he wasn't doing a good job very simply. He was not doing a good job."
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But just days ago Comey had requested more money and agents for his investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election.

Democrats are now insisting that a special counsel takes over, even postponing all Senate hearings Wednesday to make a point.

"The decision to fire Comey raises questions about the appropriateness and timing of firing the person in charge of an investigation that could -- I won't say would, but could implicate the administration," Feinstein said.

Despite calls for a special counsel, Republican leaders are not budging. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a new investigation would impede the current work being done.

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