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U.S. Rep. Doggett on FBI Director Comey’s Dismissal by President Trump

May 10, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey:

“Yesterday, we learned that Trump endangered our national security with his appointment of a top security advisor clearly subject to compromise by Putin. Hours later, he suddenly fires the FBI Director, who is investigating Russian interference in our election. This Nixonion dismissal is designed to obstruct further inquiry into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The pretext that Comey was fired because he was too mean to Hillary Clinton sharply contrasts with cries of 'Lock her up!' It is long past time for my Republican colleagues to stop covering up and start exposing Trump to an independent, non-partisan commission as I have urged since November.”