President Trump was accused of abuse of power and fascism during the mainstream media's coverage of the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

On CNN, legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called the firing a "grotesque abuse of power" by the president, saying this is the sort of thing that is done in "non-democracies."

Toobin said he's seen nothing like this since 1973 when President Richard Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

"This is not normal. This is not politics as usual," he said.

Over on MSNBC, Chris Matthews said there was a "little whiff of fascism" and that Trump was demonstrating that he does not care about the law.

Trump was largely accused of firing Comey in an effort to squelch the FBI investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted this morning, saying the mainstream media will never accept that Trump won the presidency in an "honest" election.

He said the media is never going to stop putting Russia in the headlines. Gingrich emphasized that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made the decision to fire Comey. 

"Does anybody seriously believe that a 30-year career veteran of the Justice Department showed up and [decided to] protect Trump from the Russia investigation?" he asked, adding that Rosenstein was confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 94-6.

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