Wasserman Schultz Statement on Reports Trump Asked Comey to End Flynn FBI Probe

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Washington, DC, May 17, 2017 | comments
If President Trump pressured then-FBI Director Comey to close down an investigation into former National Security Advisor Flynn, it would represent an egregious corrosion of the rule of law. The latest reports indicate that the President possibly abused his executive power, or attempted to obstruct justice. Either one, if true, would represent one of the most disturbing allegations yet.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to news reports that President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end a federal investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn:

“If President Trump pressured then-FBI Director Comey to close down an investigation into former National Security Advisor Flynn, it would represent an egregious corrosion of the rule of law. The latest reports indicate that the President possibly abused his executive power, or attempted to obstruct justice. Either one, if true, would represent one of the most disturbing allegations yet. Along with this latest revelation and President Trump's subsequent firing of Director Comey, it is increasingly evident that Trump has interfered with an investigation into whether he or his campaign colluded with the Russian government. It is essential that we put our country and the rule of law above politics now, and allow an independent counsel to broadly investigate the Trump-Russia ties without fear of presidential influence.”

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Contact: David.Damron@mail.house.gov or 202-906-0542

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