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Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Representing the 38th District of CA

Linda Sánchez Statement on James Comey Testimony

June 8, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Sánchez says: “Suggestions of the president’s ignorance are simply disingenuous. He is the President of the United States, not an apprentice.”

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA) today released the following statement on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

“What James Comey made absolutely clear in his testimony today was that President Donald Trump knew exactly what he was doing as he attempted to influence the FBI Director to drop the investigation into Michael Flynn. Suggestions of the president’s ignorance are simply disingenuous. He is the President of the United States, not an apprentice. There is no other explanation as to why Donald Trump kicked others, including the Attorney General and the White House Chief of Staff, out of the room to speak one-on-one with the FBI Director.

“The testimony James Comey gave today points directly to a concerted effort by Donald Trump to covertly influence an ongoing federal investigation. The country needs to know all the facts developed by credible, non-political investigations. Now it is up to the congressional investigations and the investigation lead by Robert Muller to follow the facts no matter where they lead.”

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