Bustos Statement on the Testimony of Former FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), responded to the testimony former FBI Director James Comey gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee:

“With each passing day, we are getting closer and closer to understanding the full extent of President Trump’s ties to Vladimir Putin and his potentially illegal attempt to derail a federal investigation. The testimony of former FBI Director James Comey is deeply disturbing and damages the trust that all Americans expect from our President. While I firmly believe we need a truly independent, bipartisan investigation to uncover the truth, I am hopeful that today’s testimony will help advance Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case so we can get to the bottom of this mess.

“Hardworking families across the heartland want Washington to focus on creating jobs and growing the economy. But instead, all we’re getting is one scandal after another from President Trump.”