Yesterday, Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia. This move shocked the nation and further demonstrates Trump’s blatant disregard for the rule of law.
The firing came just hours before the public learned a grand jury issued subpoenas to former Trump administration officials as a part of the ongoing FBI inquiry into Trump officials’ ties to Russia.
This is nothing short of obstruction. Trump and his allies are engaged in the most brazen coverup since Watergate. The American people deserve the truth.
The timing of Director Comey’s dismissal raises red flags.
Former Attorney General Sally Yates, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, and now James Comey have all been fired while investigating the Trump administration. This is a pattern of Nixonian behavior that seeks to conceal the truth.
A president under suspicion for collaborating with Russian interference in our democracy has no business appointing an FBI Director. Until an independent investigation is established, whomever Trump taps to replace Comey must not be confirmed.