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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier’s Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement in response to the questionable firing of FBI Director James Comey:  

"Fresh off hearings into Russia's documented interference into November's election, the timing of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey raises serious questions as to whether this is a Nixonian-like abuse of power.  As a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, I will work with my colleagues to pursue whether this represents an attempt to stifle the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. It is time for Republicans and Democrats to unite to establish an independent commission and appoint a special prosecutor to fully investigate the Russian interference into our election. Congress should demand that President Trump release his tax returns so the American public might fully learn of any, and all, potential conflicts of interest—especially after his advisor and son in-law’s family was filmed this week attempting to sell access to green cards in exchange for investments in family projects," said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.