Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

May 10, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Keith Ellison released the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey:  

"We are witnessing a Constitutional crisis unfold before our very eyes. On March 20, FBI Director James Comey confirmed under oath that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign for its involvement with Russian officials to influence our election. Today, President Trump fired him. 
 
"The next FBI Director appointed by President Trump will not have the independence or confidence of the American people to continue this investigation. In order to preserve the integrity of the investigation and the government, we need a special prosecutor to probe the possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian government officials."