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McCollum Statement on Reports President Trump Interfered in FBI Investigation

May 16, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement after The New York Times and other outlets reported that former FBI Director James Comey’s memos reveal President Donald Trump interfered in the FBI investigation of former Trump aide Michael Flynn:

“President Donald Trump’s comments to then-Director Comey appear to be an attempt to obstruct and stop the criminal investigation of his disgraced National Security Advisor.

“In addition to empowering a special prosecutor and independent commission to investigate Trump, his associates, and their close ties to Russia, Congress should now issue subpoenas and conduct hearings into President Trump and his White House’s interference with the FBI's ongoing investigation.

“The failure of House and Senate Republicans to hold President Trump and his administration accountable raises a very serious question: Why are Congressional Republicans still covering up for this out-of-control President?”