Thune: Special prosecutor on Russia 'not going to happen'

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's all-Republican congressional delegation isn't joining calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia's interference in the presidential election after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Sen. John Thune said on Fox News that it's "not going to happen." But Thune says the timing of President Donald Trump's termination of Comey on Tuesday raises questions.

Sen. Mike Rounds says officials expect Russia probes to continue, adding that Comey's firing "will not be allowed to impede in these investigations."

Rep. Kristi Noem says she looks forward to getting more answers from the Trump administration about the decision so lawmakers can devote their full attention to the agenda they were sent to Washington to accomplish. The South Dakota Democratic Party had urged the delegation to call for an independent investigation.

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