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President Trump's Abrupt, Suspicious Firing of FBI Director James Comey


Dear Editor:

On the heels of FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that confirmed an active investigation into this Administration’s ties to Russia, business entanglements and conflicts of interest, the President has fired Director Comey.

It is extremely suspicious and troubling that in the midst of growing questions about the Trump Administration’s ties to Russia’s interference into our democracy, Attorney General Sessions, who recused himself, could recommend the dismissal of the person in charge of carrying out that very investigation.

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Who is now in charge of this investigation?

We are well beyond the point of a special prosecutor. I have zero confidence in the ability of any Trump-appointed FBI Director to independently carry out the numerous and forthcoming investigations surrounding this President and his associates. It has never been clearer that we need to appoint an independent commission and I invite my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to echo this call.

The tale of a President firing an FBI Director who is conducting an investigation against said President is, unfortunately, written in America’s history books. We know how this ends.

Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ, 12th District)
Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security
Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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