Blumenauer Reiterates Call for Special Prosecutor Following Firing of James Comey

May 9, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, following the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) re-issued his call for an independent prosecutor to investigate Russian interference in our election and ties to Donald Trump’s campaign and administration.

“For months, I’ve been calling for an independent prosecutor. The firing of Comey only further solidifies the need for one NOW.

“We cannot let Trump silence or stop this investigation. Congress has the power of oversight, and should put it to use. Despite this responsibility, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have failed the American people through their inaction. With something this grave that puts our constitutional system of justice at stake, turning a blind eye and not fully investigating to protect your president is wrong. If there was ever a time to put country over party, now is it.”

In addition to pressing for an independent prosecutor, Blumenauer also joined colleagues earlier this year to introduce legislation that would create an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate Russian interference in the election, the Protecting our Democracy Act.