Bustos Statement on President Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey

MOLINE – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released the following statement upon the firing of FBI Director James Comey:

President Trump’s decision to fire the FBI Director, while the President’s ties to Russia are under FBI investigation, undermines the public trust and should distress all Americans. To allow President Trump to appoint a new FBI Director, who would be in charge of investigating him, would be like letting the fox decide who’s in charge of security at the hen house. This underscores why we need a truly independent investigation with a special prosecutor to go wherever the facts lead so the American people can get a clear understanding of the full extent of Donald Trump’s ties to the Kremlin.

“Hardworking families deserve a government that will put them and their families first. Instead, they have a President who continually breaks his promises and appears to be protecting himself at any and all costs.”