“The FBI is the premier law enforcement agency in the world and it is critical to have a director who holds the trust of the American people. It is clearly the President’s prerogative to remove the FBI Director, as was recommended by the top two officials at the Department of Justice.
“I would like to thank Director Comey for his many years of faithful service, and I look forward to working closely with the White House to identify a suitable successor as quickly as possible.”
As chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte should be demanding answers from the Trump administration about the troubling timing of Comey’s dismissal– which came while the FBI director was leading a probe of possible links between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government– and calling for an independent investigation.
Instead what we get is a bland statement about the president’s prerogative and the need for a trustworthy FBI director.
Congressman Goodlatte: Even before Tuesday’s news, a majority of Americans disapproved of President Trump’s job performance. After this latest action by the president, are you convinced that he “holds the trust of the American people”?