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Congressman Ruben Gallego

Representing the 7th District of Arizona

Rep. Ruben Gallego Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Trump announced that FBI Director James Comey has been fired and removed from office. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) released the following statement:

“Let’s be clear about what just happened: President Trump just fired the person in charge of investigating his campaign’s ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election. Even more troubling, he will now be able to direct the hiring the next person in charge of that investigation.

“Without an independent investigation, the American people will be forced to conclude that the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia is even more contemptible than we already suspected.  In short, Comey’s sudden dismissal looks an awful lot like a cover-up.

“Donald Trump can get away with these troubling maneuvers for only so long as Congressional Republicans allow him to do so. Now that the FBI investigation has been tainted, it’s beyond time to appoint an independent special prosecutor to get to the bottom of this administration’s Russia ties.”