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Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Reports of President Pressuring Comey to Drop Flynn Investigation

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Washington, May 16, 2017 | comments

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: 

“Today's allegations that the President urged Director Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn are among the most disturbing to date. Following shortly on the heels of the President's admission that he raised his own potential liability at a dinner with the Director and at a time when the Director was concerned about keeping his job, the allegations paint an alarming portrait of a President potentially interfering with, or worse, obstructing, the progress of the Russia investigation.

“If there are notes of these meetings they should be provided to Congress immediately – subpoenaed if necessary – and Director Comey should be brought back to testify before Congress without delay. Finally, this report further strengthens the case for the appointment of a special counsel in the Russia investigation to ensure that prosecutorial decisions are fully insulated from any White House's effort to interfere.”

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