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McCollum Comments on Trump Firing of FBI Director Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) made the following comments after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an ongoing investigation into President Trump and his associates:

"President Donald Trump’s unprecedented decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an investigation of President Trump and his associates is a transparent attempt to obstruct justice. No one appointed by President Trump can now be trusted to either impartially investigate him and his associates or, if necessary, hold them accountable.

"We urgently need a special prosecutor appointed to oversee a full and thorough investigation of President Trump, his associates, and their close ties to Russia. It is long past time for House and Senate Republicans to join Democrats in support an independent investigation into President Trump. Congressional Republicans who either endorse President Trump's firing of Director Comey or oppose an independent investigation are complicit in hiding the truth from the American people."