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Senate Intel Chairman Burr ‘troubled’ by Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey

Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey:

“I am troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination. I have found Director Comey to be a public servant of the highest order, and his dismissal further confuses an already difficult investigation by the Committee. In my interactions with the Director and with the Bureau under his leadership, he and the FBI have always been straightforward with our Committee.  Director Comey has been more forthcoming with information than any FBI Director I can recall in my tenure on the congressional intelligence committees. His dismissal, I believe, is a loss for the Bureau and the nation.”

6 Comments


  1. Jennifer Bremer

    May 10, 2017 at 7:02 am

    You should be much MORE troubled that this firing is clearly a ham-handed attempt to derail the Russia investigation. NC voters expect you to approach this not as a bad staffing decIsion but as the desperate act of someone trying to hide high crimes and misdemeanors, quite possibly including treason. We want you to act as an American first, a senator second, and a partisan politician not at all.

  2. Susan Marshall

    May 10, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Really? There’s actually a Senate investigation going on? Who knew?

  3. James

    May 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Burr doesn’t have the spine to step up and lead on this. He’s all talk and no action … always has been.

  4. Gloria Wolk

    May 10, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Typical wishy-washy statement from Burr. Just like his non-statements about VA neglect of disabled vets, a critical issue in North Carolina. AND, he supported the repeal of ACA.

  5. Julie

    May 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

    You can leave your comments for Senator Burr right here… https://www.facebook.com/SenatorRichardBurr/

  6. Pat Huneycutt

    May 10, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    It is essential that there be an independent investigation! Americans deserve that! There have been too many distractions from this Russia investigation, and very little progress! Now McConnell says there will be no investigation! It is time to put country above party! It is also time to create a health care bill that congress will accept for themselves and their staff! This firing seems very convenient! You took an oath to serve your country, please honor that oath!

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