Perlmutter Statement on Director James Comey's Firing

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Washington, D.C.-, May 9, 2017 | comments

“The timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is concerning. Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to recuse himself from all Russia-related investigations, President Trump acted on a recommendation from AG Sessions to remove Director Comey - the very person that was leading an investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and President Trump's ties to Russia.

“This Administration cannot be trusted to handle any part of this investigation and they must be separated from any ongoing investigation immediately. It is now more important than ever that an independent special prosecutor is appointed to take over this investigation. The future of our democracy and the American people deserve for this process to be handled in a serious, non-political manner.”

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