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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Firing of FBI Director Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

San Antonio, TX – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after President Donald Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey:

“President Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director Comey is extremely suspicious. For the past six months, I have been asked if I believed Director Comey should be fired. Consistently, I have said that, despite his errors, I trust Director Comey more than any person President Trump would nominate. 

“Above all else, the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election must continue. Because Attorney General Sessions has recused himself from that investigation, I urge Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to reaffirm the agency’s commitment to seeking the truth in this matter.

“Now more than ever, it is essential an independent commission is formed to investigate Russia’s interference in our election.”

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