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Rep. Hurd: Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey

Washington, DC – While on a fact-finding mission to Ukraine learning about Russian active measures in Eastern Europe, Congressman Will Hurd who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued the following statement regarding the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“While I understand the desire to maintain the public trust in the FBI, the timing of James Comey’s firing is troubling, especially since the Justice Department Inspector General was conducting an independent investigation into Comey’s handling of the Clinton email case.

“Due to the ongoing criminal investigation into Russian interference in our elections, I’m concerned that Comey’s firing is going to create new concerns around the public trust in the Department of Justice. This just highlights the need for the House of Representatives’ investigation of Russian interference in our elections to continue to move forward in a thorough and bipartisan way. I also have complete confidence in the men and women of the FBI to continue ongoing investigations.

“At a time when our adversaries around the globe pose unprecedented threats to our national security and undertake extraordinary efforts to undermine our democratic institutions, I urge the President to quickly nominate a new Director. There is no doubt in my mind that the new head of the FBI must be someone who is eminently respected, and can quickly be confirmed by the Senate, in order to continue to confront the grave challenges facing our nation.

“While Director Comey and I have disagreed in the past, I have always maintained and will continue to have the utmost respect for his public service, and most importantly his commitment to protecting this country.”

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4 comments

  1. Alberto Y QUE!

    Nixonian Donald Trump pulled a Tuesday Massacre yesterday making Nixon’s Watergate Scandal look like a Picnic at Disney World! RECIST TRUMP! DUMP TRUMP! IMPEACH TRUMP! people and News Media on Trump’s corner: Vladimir Putin,Sergei Lavrov,TASS Russian news media,Paul Manafort,and the Russian Bear! others to be indited soon are as Jeff Sessions, Carter Page,Mike Flynn etc etc. Trump is doing a poor job in Washington and he needs to get fired and brought to justice.

  2. TO Republican Politicians whining about the Comey firing:
    A. Too stupid and fearful to realize that democrats are making a big stink about anything to avoid the light of truth shed on their greedy and unconstitutional heroes.””
    B. —- Who have ZERO OUTRAGE about the following but are upset about COMEY’S firing
    SPECIAL PROSECUTOR NEEDED FIRST AND FOREMOST to investigate the CLINTON FOUNDATION & HILLARY”S COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA AND her, Obama’sand Kerry’s arming and financing of IRAN
    1. As SEC. of STATE accepted “DONATIONS ” FROM FOREIGN governments.
    2. Gave 20% of USA URANIUM to RUSSIA… WHO ARE ALLIES OF TERRORIST SPONSOR IRAN!
    3. PBO, KERRY & CLINTON colluded and lied to give NUKE MATERIALS and BILLIONS to IRAN. ….Why? to be welcomed there to give speeches for high 6 figures.
    You know very well if any one of these were done by a republican janitor in congress, they would be ATTACKED by LIBERALS trying to deflect the really guilty ones in their own party

  3. After Comey laid out a perfect prosecution for that evil criminal Clinton, he turns around and says he won’t charge her? He deserved to be fired.

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