4. Chaffetz asks for IG review of Comey firing. The Comey firing also drew red flags from Republicans in the House of Representatives, as Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) asked the Inspector General of the Justice Department to review the President's decision to oust Comey. The IG is already doing an investigation into how Comey handled the Clinton email matter, but has not finalized that report. You can read the Chaffetz letter here.
5. Trump actions again only spur more interest in Russia. We have now seen two giant examples of where President Trump does something related to the Russia story, and it only increases the scrutiny of the matter. In March, it was Mr. Trump's tweets about being 'wiretapped' by President Obama. That generated a ton of news, elevated hearings in Congress, and resulted in Comey and others publicly differing with the President. Now, the firing of Comey has insured that confirmation hearings for the new FBI Director will be dominated by one major issue - the investigation into Russian election interference, and whether Trump associates had ties to Russia.
6. Comey not going off the radar screen. While the former FBI Director stayed out of public view on the day after his firing, many lawmakers wanted him to come back to Capitol Hill to give his views on the Russia-elections probe. Comey won't be at a Thursday hearing - instead the Acting FBI Director will present testimony at a hearing on "worldwide threats." Comey has been invited to testify next week before the Senate Intelligence Committee; it's unclear if he will agree to that. In a letter to FBI employees, Comey urged agents not to worry about why he was fired.
Stay tuned on this one.