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21 News Legal Analyst weighs in on FBI director's firing

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Fireworks on Capitol Hill follow the President's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

The move is drawing some comparisons to the Watergate scandal in reports from news outlets across the county. 

21 News Legal Analyst Matt Mangino joined WFMJ Weekend Today Sunday to explain why he believes the situation is worse than Watergate.

"It's suspect," Mangino said. "You have the director of the FBI who is investigating your administration, who comes to you and asks for more money and more agents to conduct that investigation and then you fire him under the pretext that you were upset with the way he handled the Hillary Clinton emails when throughout the campaign you rallied behind that."

21 News continues to field reaction from valley lawmakers on Comey's firing, with the latest coming from Valley Congressman Tim Ryan. 

Ryan said it is "outrageous" that Comey was fired in the midst of an investigation into Trump's campaign for the White House.

“We need to continue the investigation and I think quite frankly Trump needs to start acting like an adult and not like a kid throwing a temper tantrum," said Rep. Ryan.  

"If he didn't like politics, if he didn't like the business and the challenges that come with it he should have never got into it. He's president of the United States. It's a very sacred office that the people have put him in."

The process to find Comey's replacement is underway, with eight candidates vying for the role of FBI director. All eight have been interviewed at the Justice Department headquarters. 

Trump says he could make a decision on filing the position by Friday.

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