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Velazquez on Comey

Velázquez on Comey
May 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M Velazquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding FBI Director Comey's termination:

"In December, I wrote outgoing Attorney General Lynch to ask that a Special Counsel be appointed to investigate Russia's meddling in our election. The American people need confidence that a fair, thorough investigation is being conducted. Unfortunately today's turn of events casts great doubt on the effectiveness of the FBI probe.

"The Attorney General of the United States recused himself from any investigation into Russian interference of American elections, yet just saw fit to fire the person purportedly investigating.

"The Deputy Attorney General must appoint a Special Counsel immediately so the American people's faith in our democratic institutions remains intact."

Velázquez’s December letter to Lynch is online here.