Blumenthal Statement on Reports that Trump Interfered in FBI Investigation

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement today in response to a New York Times report that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end his investigation into former National Security Advisory Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian officials:

“We are witnessing an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time. I am stunned that any of my colleagues would possibly oppose the appointment of an independent special prosecutor after this astonishing revelation and other mounting evidence of political interference in a criminal investigation. All of the evidence – including transcripts, tapes, memos, and other documents – must be subpoenaed immediately. All of the relevant actors – including Jim Comey, Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein, and Don McGahn – should be called to testify under oath in public before the Senate Judiciary Committee. There can be no delay.”