Today, in a Senate hearing, former FBI Director James Comey had the opportunity to comment on many facets of his professional relationship with President Trump. He also weighed-in with his thoughts on Russian meddling in American political computer networks during the timeframe surrounding the 2016 election. The former Director refused, under multiple avenues of questioning, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations. I hope that we can now move on from the political theatrics of this hearing and return the focus to the important policy work being done to improve the lives of the American people.
Today’s hearing underscored that this investigation, in combination with the special counsel, must lead us to the whole truth and a resolution for the American people.For highlights of Comey's testimony, go to this CNN site.
“The legal case for obstruction of justice is a critical question that the special counsel must examine further. We must also keep our eye on the larger issue: Russian interference in our elections. Former Director Comey’s testimony makes clear that the President is more concerned about his own self-interest than holding the Russians accountable and safeguarding our democracy.