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Upton Statement on the Firing of FBI Director Comey

“Just the facts, please.”

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Washington, May 10, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired based on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“I have always advocated for an independent and non-political FBI. ‘Just the facts, please.’ I am not privy to the justification nor the details behind the firing but the replacement must restore the public confidence immediately. It cannot be a partisan selection. As it relates the Russian investigation, I remain hopeful that the existing bipartisan Congressional committees in the House and Senate can find answers for the many questions. If need be, I would support a special prosecutor at the appropriate time. We must continue to follow the facts wherever they lead.” 

In March, Upton publicly called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Department of Justice investigation into Russia.  

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