May 09, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Firing of FBI Director Comey

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey

WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey:

"President Trump's abrupt decision to fire FBI Director Comey raises many serious questions. The American people deserve a full accounting of the process that went into this decision and deserve to know whether the FBI's ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the 2016 election had any influence on the President's action. This episode reinforces the need for both a special prosecutor as well as a thorough Congressional investigation to get to the bottom of Russia's interference and any connection to President Trump's campaign in order to ensure complete confidence in our democratic institutions.

"It is essential that the next FBI director be able to demonstrate true independence from the political influence of this Administration and commit to following the facts of any ongoing or future investigations, no matter where they lead."