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Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson's Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James B. Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson issued the following statement on the firing of FBI director James B. Comey:

“Like many, I was stunned to learn that President Trump has fired FBI director James Comey. This dismissal came as Comey was leading an investigation into whether individuals connected to the president coordinated with Russia to impact the 2016 presidential election.

“This abrupt action raises many serious questions and is further proof that an independent prosecutor should be named to head the Russia investigation. It also could make the possibility of such an appointment more likely. The president may think that firing Comey will help his case, but no matter who conducts the investigation, Comey will now likely be called to testify under oath and his words could do the administration far more harm than good.”