Schakowsky Statement on President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey

May 10, 2017
Press Release

“Earlier in the week we heard former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates tell the United States Senate, under oath, that the Trump Administration actively and willfully ignored her warnings about their own National Security Advisor being vulnerable to blackmail by the Russian government. Yesterday, the man tasked with investigating the connections between the Trump Administration and the Russian government was unceremoniously fired. With U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Sally Yates, and now James Comey, we have three high-profile examples of the Trump Administration firing the individuals investigating them.

“The need for an independent investigation into the collusion between the Trump campaign and subsequent Administration and the Russian government has never been more clear or more urgent. For the sake of our Democracy and national integrity, we must get to the bottom of this mess.”