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Upton Statement on Comey Memo

“The country deserves answers.”

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Washington, May 17, 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 in support of the ongoing investigations into whether President Trump attempted to influence or impede the FBI’s investigation as it relates to Lt. General Michael Flynn. Specifically, the House Oversight Committee has requested “all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the President.” The deadline for this request is May 24, 2017. Read the letter from the House Oversight Committee here.

“Public trust is on the line and the country deserves answers sooner rather than later. I fully support the ongoing efforts to get all of the facts surrounding the firing of FBI Director Comey. I would urge Comey to publicly testify before Congress on what exactly happened. I also remain open to appointing a special prosecutor or setting up an independent investigation as it relates to Russian interference in the 2016 election. We must continue to follow the facts wherever they lead so that we can get to the bottom of this.”

Upton has previously called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself in any investigation related to Russian interference, released a public statement reiterating the need for an independent and non-political FBI, and repeated he would be open to supporting a special prosecutor or independent investigation if need be. 

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