Butterfield Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey

May 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement in response to the news of President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“The timing of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is both suspicious and disturbing.  This firing is the latest, and perhaps most obvious, example of the Trump Administration attempting to cover up the investigations into Trump and his associates’ ties to and collusion with Russia.  Not since Watergate have we seen a president dismiss the official leading the investigation against him or his associates.  An independent special prosecutor must be immediately appointed so Congress and the American people can learn the full extent of Russia’s interference and involvement with Mr. Trump and those associated with him.”