A group of 20 attorneys general, including Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, is calling for the appointment of an independent special counsel to continue the investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
The group led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey called Republican President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey during the ongoing investigation a "violation of public trust."
The group, all Democrats, said in a Thursday letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that only the appointment of an independent special counsel "with full powers and resources" can begin to restore public confidence.
Those signing the letter also include the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont.
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