Wyden Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey
Washington, D.C. –Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:
“I have long been a critic of Director Comey, for his views about surveillance and torture, his stance on secret law and his conduct during the investigation into Secretary Clinton. But Donald Trump’s decision to fire him now, in the midst of an investigation into Trump associates and their ties to Russia, is outrageous. Director Comey should be immediately called to testify in an open hearing about the status of the investigation into Russia and Trump associates at the time he was fired.
“There can be no question that a fully independent special counsel must be appointed to lead this investigation. At this point, no one in Trump’s chain of command can be trusted to carry out an impartial investigation.
“The president would do well to remember that in America, the truth always comes out.”
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