For Immediate Release Trump Firing of Comey & Russian Election Attack Must be Investigated by Independent Commission

Statement of Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn

Posted on May 9, 2017


“The only question in Washington that matters now is, ‘When will Congress create and fully fund an independent investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election?’ James Comey’s handling of major investigations involving both presidential candidates has drawn extensive criticism but President Trump has no business firing him while the president, his campaign, and members of his Administration are under investigation for possible collusion in the Russian attacks on the 2016 presidential election. That investigation has already focused on numerous current and former Trump confidants who had contacts with Russian officials during and after the election – including Attorney General Jeff Sessions who recommended Comey’s firing to the President despite his pledge to recuse himself from any Justice Department actions related to the Russian investigation. Congress must take the investigation out of the hands of partisan committees and move it an independent commission now.”

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Ethics

Tags: Executive Ethics

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