Napolitano’s Statement on Trump’s Firing of FBI Director Comey

May 10, 2017

(Washington, DC) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director Comey, the very person who was investigating potential coordination between the Trump Campaign and Russian authorities in the 2016 Presidential election, is outrageous and deeply concerning. The manner and timing, two days before Director Comey was scheduled to testify before Congress, raises more questions and casts an even larger shadow over this administration. This is yet another firing of an administration official, following a dangerous pattern and lending itself to a cover-up. No number of firings can shield President Trump from the truth, and it is now more urgent than ever that Congress step in and provide oversight. I join Democrats and Republicans in Congress calling for an independent, bipartisan commission—removed from politics—to get to the truth of the matter. Such a commission would go a long way to ensure the protection of our democracy from foreign agents and restore public trust in the federal government. All Americans deserve the truth and a complete account of what happened."

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