Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette: After Comey Testimony, Independent Inquiry Needed All the More

Jun 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony has unearthed disturbing revelations and raised more questions, Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said today.

“Mr. Comey’s written testimony yesterday laid out the facts to the best of his recollection, based on thorough contemporaneous notes,” DeGette said. “His remarks today revealed details that provide even more reason to pursue further questions vigorously, using every appropriate means, for the protection of our country.

“By Mr. Comey’s account and those of others, the President of the United States appears to have tried to influence the FBI’s investigation concerning the Trump campaign, Trump White House personnel and Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. What remains unclear is the full extent of the administration’s attempts to sway the FBI inquiry and the extent of Russia’s influence on our country’s politics, both last year and now. 

“Americans still need - and are demanding - answers to these critical questions, which is why today I reaffirm my support of the special counsel appointed to probe the matter, and renew the call for an independent commission to reach longer-term solutions.”