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Sullivan Responds to Firing of FBI Director Comey


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today released the following statement regarding the firing of FBI Director James Comey.


“President Trump has the authority to choose the director of the FBI whom he believes will best lead the agency. The timing of the president’s firing of Director Comey raises questions that will need to be answered by the administration. I am hopeful that the administration will put forward an independent and strong leader of the FBI. Once the Senate receives the nomination, I look forward to a rigorous, fair and timely confirmation process.


“During this transition phase, we need to continue the comprehensive investigations being conducted by both the FBI and the Senate Intelligence Committee into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, and the possible illegal unmasking of private citizens by federal officials. These investigations need to be free of political interference.


“The rule of law is the foundation of our Democracy. It should apply equally to all, including the White House, the FBI, the IRS and the Justice Department. Unfortunately, it has been eroded over the past several years. We, both Democrats and Republicans, need to work on reestablishing and safeguarding this critically important American ideal.”


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