BURR: “I AM TROUBLED” BY TRUMP’S FIRING OF COMEY
June 8, 2017
As Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr begins this hearing, here’s a reminder that on May 9, he issued a statement saying he was troubled by Trump firing Comey and praised Comey’s public service.
SENATOR RICHARD BURR: “I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination. I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the Committee. In my interactions with the Director and with the Bureau under his leadership, he and the FBI have always been straightforward with our Committee. Director Comey has been more forthcoming with information than any FBI Director I can recall in my tenure on the congressional intelligence committees. His dismissal, I believe, is a loss for the Bureau and the nation.”