In a series of tweets, a Washington, D.C.-area legislator blasted President Trump for firing James Comey, appearing to equate the FBI director's dismissal with witness intimidation.

Virginia Congressman Gerald Connolly (D-Fairfax) asked on Twitter whether Trump was "unhinged" and accused him of obstructing an investigation and intimidating a witness.

Connolly said Trump "blatantly interfered" with the bureau's investigation into the president's alleged ties to Russia.

He also blasted Trump for a New York Times report that said the president asked Comey if he had his "loyalty" going forward in his administration.

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"It gets weirder and weirder. Trump admits... that at a dinner with Comey, he directly asked if he was under investigation," Connolly added.

Connolly compared Comey's firing to the way President Richard Nixon fired independent prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate affair's "Saturday Night Massacre," in which several bureaucrats lost their jobs.

He added that Comey's former boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is Trump's "enabler" in this regard.

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