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COURTNEY STATEMENT ON THE FIRING OF FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY

May 9, 2017
Press Release

NORWICH, CT —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey:


"The sudden and non-transparent firing of Director James Comey who is spearheading the investigation of Russian influence on 2016 election does not pass the smell test," said Courtney. "The 10-year term for an FBI directors was intentionally created to avoid this kind of rash turnover. President Trump's explanation that it was based on AG Sessions recommendation- a political appointee who barely survived confirmation in the Senate - does little to reassure the country and if anything raises more doubt about the motives of this stunning development.


"It is painfully clear that we need an immediate and independent investigation of all aspects relating to Russia's meddling in our election. We need a review that the American people can have faith in."

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