President Trump lashed out on Twitter Tuesday, hours after his firing of FBI Director James Comey, and accused Democrats of hypocritical criticism of the abrupt ouster. The stunning dismissal led to Democrats and even some Republicans to boost the case for an independent prosecutor to oversee the FBI’s investigation into whether any Trump associates colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Many critics connected the unprecedented firing to Richard Nixon’s administration.
Real-estate mogul Donald Trump suggested in a Tuesday interview that the capitals of France and Belgium have been adversely affected by the lack of "assimilation" from their Muslim residents. Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Trump about the practicality of his plan to bar Muslim immigrants and tourists from the US, given the size of the world's Muslim population. "There is something going on, Maria," Trump replied. "Go to Brussels. Go to Paris. Go to different places.
Former President Bill Clinton focused on economic issues at a rally for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan at Broughton High School on Friday afternoon. Clinton’s visit brought some Democratic star power to the final days of the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, and the crowd’s cheers occasionally drowned him out. Clinton said Tuesday’s election is a choice between the “trickle-down” economics advocated by Republican Thom Tillis and Hagan’s record of supporting bipartisan efforts to create jobs.