The following statements are in response to Notes made by former FBI director Comey say Trump pressured him to end Flynn probe and Trump Asked Comey to End Flynn Inquiry: Ex-F.B.I. Director Documented Request in February Memo. It is long past time for Congress to act. If not, we are in deep, deep, deep shit.
Rep. Donald McEachin:
Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement in response to today’s reports that President Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to halt the agency’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“Daily, this president defies norms, endangers Americans’ safety, and puts our very democracy in jeopardy.
“Whether he is sharing highly classified information given to us by our close ally Israel with a mutual adversary, or acting to shut down an investigation into his campaign’s collusion with Russia that is apparently coming perilously close to finding hard truths, President Trump’s behavior is unacceptable and, frankly, dangerous.
“Our democracy depends on Americans, all Americans, respecting our Constitution and abiding by its precepts. President Trump does neither. As if that weren’t sufficient, he then risks our relationships with our allies, coddles our enemies, and endangers our standing in the global community.
“What will it take for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to recognize that their silence puts our very democracy at risk? I call on them to rise above party and power to stand up for our shared values, ideals, and principles.”
Rep. Gerry Connolly Statement on Reports of Comey Memo
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) released the following statement on reports of former FBI Director Comey’s memo on his meeting with President Trump:
“The latest Trump revelation is prima facie evidence of obstruction. The time for a Special Prosecutor is immediate and urgent.”