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Patrick Semansky / AP

Hillary Clinton's former aides aren't known for their affection toward James Comey. In fact many of them blamed him for Clinton's election loss, but tonight they were quick to criticize President Trump's decision to fire Comey:

  • Senator Tim Kaine, Clinton's former running mate: "Trump firing Comey shows how frightened the Admin is over Russia investigation... Comey firing part of a growing pattern by White House to cover-up the truth."
  • John Podesta, former chairman of the Clinton campaign, in reference to former President Richard Nixon's 1973 "Saturday Night Massacre": "@realDonaldTrump Didn't you know you're supposed to wait til Saturday night to massacre people investigating you?"
  • Robby Mook, Clinton's former campaign manager who has been outwardly critical of Comey since the election: "Twilight zone. I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email investigation was handled. But this terrifies me... Surprised I'm saying this, but I don't see how this bodes well for the Russia investigation."
  • Brian Fallon, Clinton's former press secretary: "I'm not shedding any tears for Comey personally -he hurt FBI's reputation- but I do worry whether we ever get to the bottom of Russia now."
  • Glen Caplin, former Clinton spokesman who now works as a senior adviser for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: "I am no Comey fan, but POTUS firing FBI Director conducting investigation into campaign is indefensible. Need independent investigation ASAP... Flynn out, Sessions had to recuse himself, Nunes had to step aside, Epshteyn shipped out of the WH, Comey fired...notice any similarities?"

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2 hours ago - World

UN Security Council meeting on Israel-Gaza as fighting enters 7th day

Smoke billows from a fire following Israeli airstrikes on multiple targets in Gaza on May 16. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations Security Council was preparing to meet Sunday, as the aerial bombardment between Israel and Hamas between entered a seventh day.

The latest: Four Palestinians died in airstrikes early Sunday, as Israeli forces bombed the home of Gaza's Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, per Reuters.

7 hours ago - World

In photos: Protests in U.S., across the world over Israeli–Palestinian conflict

A protest march in support of Palestinians near the Washington monument in Washington, D.C. on May 15. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of people rallied across the U.S. and the world Saturday following days of violence in Gaza and Israel that's killed at least 145 Palestinians, including 41 children, and eight Israelis, per AP.

The big picture: Most demonstrations were in support of Palestinians. There were tense scenes between pro-Israeli government protesters and pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Winnipeg, Canada, and Leipzig, Germany, but no arrests were made, CBS News and DW.com report.

Updated 14 hours ago - World

Biden in call with Netanyahu raises concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza

Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

President Biden spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday and raised concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza and the bombing of the building that housed AP and other media offices, according to Israeli officials.

The big picture: At least 140 Palestinians, including dozens of children, have been killed in Gaza since fighting between Israel and Hamas began Monday, according to Palestinian health officials. Nine people, including two children, have been killed by Hamas rockets in Israel.