Payne, Jr. Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony

Jun 8, 2017 Issues: National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement today on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee:

“The former FBI director testified, under oath, that President Trump lied, requested a pledge of loyalty, and pressured him to drop the bureau’s investigation of the president’s former National Security Advisor. We are potentially looking at obstruction of justice by President Trump—a felony for which Comey believes the president is being investigated. Many questions remain, including whether Comey was fired in an attempt to undermine the Russia investigation. An independent, bipartisan commission must be formed to get to the full truth.”

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