Blumenthal Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey

FBI is leading an investigation into Trump ties to Russia

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement responding to news the President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey:

“The need for a special prosecutor is now crystal clear. President Trump has catastrophically compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation of his own White House’s ties to Russia. Not since Watergate have our legal systems been so threatened, and our faith in the independence and integrity of those systems so shaken. The only way to restore faith in a non-political, non-partisan FBI is to appoint an independent special prosecutor,” Blumenthal said.