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Young Shares Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

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Fairbanks, AK, May 10, 2017 | Matt Shuckerow | comments

Fairbanks, AKAlaska Congressman Don Young today shared the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey:

“Both sides of the aisle have previously called into question Director Comey’s ability to lead the FBI; some have demanded his resignation, others have said they lost confidence in him to do the job. It’s odd to me that some of these same people are now calling 'foul play' when the President reached the very same conclusion. In my mind, the response to this action – which is well within the President’s authority – would have been the same had it happened in January, yesterday or 6 months from now. I believe the FBI and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees should proceed with their investigations into the Russian interference in the 2016 election. They should follow the facts, reach a conclusion and understanding as to what occurred, and report their findings. The American people deserve the facts, not a highly political witch hunt.”

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