Few Democrats suffered such severe political whiplash over the firing of FBI Director James Comey as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

Over the course of just a few months, Schumer has shifted wildly on the FBI director. The Democratic leader heaped praise on Comey for decisions that benefitted Democrats and tried to damn Comey for decisions that hurt Democrats. On Tuesday, Schumer suggested the decision to fire Comey was indicative of a “cover-up.”

Schumer held a press conference on Tuesday after President Donald Trump fired Comey, blasting the decision and telling reporters he earlier told Trump that he was making a mistake in firing Comey.

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager on James Comey Firing: ‘This Terrifies Me’

Former staffers from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign warned that President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey could hurt the investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election.

“Surprised I’m saying this, but I don’t see how this bodes well for the Russia investigation,” Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook tweeted Tuesday, following news that Comey had been removed form office. “Twilight zone. I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email investigation was handled. But this terrifies me.”

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