May 09, 2017

Kaine Statement On President Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey:

“It’s outrageous to see a sitting President fire the FBI director during an active investigation into potential collusion with a foreign government. The decision to fire James Comey shows how frightened the Administration is over the Russia investigation. The White House decision to seek Attorney General Sessions' recommendation also raises questions about whether he has fully recused himself  from the Russia investigation. This adds to a disturbing pattern by the White House to cover up the truth, which draws inescapable comparisons to the Nixon era. A special prosecutor that is completely independent and whose mandate is not directed by the Attorney General is needed to get to the bottom of whether the Trump campaign, transition team, or Administration colluded with the Russian government.” 

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