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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement on Extraordinary Testimony from James Comey

"Shockingly, the President does not seem to prioritize the integrity of our democracy."

By - Jun 8th, 2017 04:51 pm
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MADISON — The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning with regards to former FBI Director James Comey‘s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee today:

“Today’s testimony from former FBI director James Comey made it clear that the President lied in describing the reasons he fired Comey in May. Comey’s testimony also showed that the President attempted to influence the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

“Comey offered the best evidence yet that President Trump is under investigation. Comey said he expects the Special Counsel’s investigation to include Trump’s potential obstruction of justice.

“Shockingly, the President does not seem to prioritize the integrity of our democracy. There were multiple conversations between Trump and Comey and not once was Trump concerned about Russia’s interference in our election — showing once again that Trump is only concerned about himself and his friends, not our democracy.

“Unfortunately, Wisconsin Republicans continue to choose their party over their country and ignore the President’s actions. We need to continue pursuing the facts on President Trump’s conduct and his – and his team’s – connections with Russia. We need an independent 9/11-style commission to give the American people the answers they deserve.”

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