Pelosi Statement on FBI Director’s Testimony on Trump-Russia Investigation, False Wiretapping Claims
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after FBI Director James Comey testified that there is ‘no evidence’ of President Trump’s claim to have been wiretapped by President Obama, and confirmed the existence of an FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump officials:
“The existence of a months-long FBI investigation into Trump officials’ ties to the Russians confirms the necessity of a comprehensive, independent, bipartisan commission to bring the full truth to light. The possibility of Trump officials conspiring with a foreign adversary to influence a U.S. election represents a grave threat to our national security and our democracy, and the American people deserve answers.
“President Trump has been desperate to distract attention from the FBI investigation into the Kremlin’s grip on his administration. Director Comey’s testimony put the last nail into President Trump’s mendacious wiretapping claims. President Trump owes President Obama and the American people an apology for his disgraceful and incendiary fabrications.
“The Deflector-in-Chief’s desperation demands answers to our original question: what is Russia’s political, personal and financial grip on the Trump Administration? The American people want and deserve the whole truth about the Trump-Russia connection.”
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