Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of flip-flopping on ousted FBI Director James Comey.

FOX's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

The firing is leading to more calls from Democrats for an independent probe into Russian election interference. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor:

(Schumer) "If there was ever a time when circumstances warranted a special prosecutor, it is right now."

His counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said special counsel would only impede ongoing investigations:

(McConnell) "Let this body and the national security community develop counter-measures and war fighting doctrine to see that it doesn't occur again."

As for what's next, the President will appoint a new FBI Director, who will have to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News.

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