Payne, Jr. Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“President Trump is staring scandal in the face. The Watergate-style firing of James Comey certainly looks like political interference from the Trump administration in an attempt to impede the FBI’s criminal investigation into possible collusion between the president’s campaign associates and Russia. An independent investigation is the necessary path forward.”

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