>> The White House says Trump's firing of FBI Director, James Comey, may help the agency wrap up its Russia probes.>> We want this to come to its conclusion.>> Instead he appears to have given it new life.>> Why did you fire Director Comey?>> I'm Andy Sullivan, in Washington, where two of this town's power centers, Congress and the Federal Agencies, appear newly embolden to get to the bottom of whether Russia worked with Trump's campaign to help him win the election.
Comey no longer head of the FBI, but acting Director Andrew McCabe says he'll raise the alarm if the White House tries to shut the probe down.>> Simply put sir, you cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people, and upholding the constitution.
>> The Senate Intelligence Committee meanwhile asking Comey, now a free agent, to brief them next week as they ramp up their own investigation. They've gotten off to a slow start but quickly picking up steam in the commotion over Comey's exit. Firing off a subpoena for the records of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over his ties to Russia.
>> Our job is to make sure that we follow the intelligence where it leads, and hopefully at some point, we'll be able to make a determination.>> Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee also saying they will protect the FBI probe from political influence. The House Oversight Chairman, Jason Chaffetz asking the Justice Department to investigate why Comey was fired.
Trump so far withstanding Dmocratic calls to hand the investigation over to an independent prosecutor, Republicans staying in this corner on this issue. Even if Republicans stick together, the drama could push them off course in other areas where they're trying to make progress, like health care and tax reform.
Now they've gotta confirm a new FBI director, all this requires Republicans in Congress and the White House to be on the same page. But Trump's move risks isolating him at a time when he needs friends in Washington.