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MoveOn: Comey firing makes ‘wildly clear’ need for fully independent investigation

In response to news that Donald Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, MoveOn.org is continuing to call for a full, independent investigation and a complete shutdown of all Trump-related business before Congress.

Statement from Jo Comerford, campaigns director for MoveOn.org Civic Action:

“We now face a constitutional crisis. Donald Trump just fired the one man in America who was leading the most thorough and long-lasting investigation of Donald Trump. There now is no question that we need an independent commission established immediately to ensure that there is a fair, non-partisan and independent investigation into Trump, his administration, and his associates.

“It should now be wildly clear that anything other than a fully independent investigation will be compromised. With Comey’s firing, Trump removed the only government head leading such an investigation—and Trump did so on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who, himself, had to recuse himself from investigations because he lied under oath about his own conversations with Russian officials.

“Members of Congress—of both parties—who care about the security of our democracy and the well-being of our nation must not waste another second in calling for a full, bi-partisan, independent investigation to look into Russia’s known hacking of the 2016 U.S. election to benefit Donald Trump, as well as into Donald Trump and his associates’ potential collusion with Russia.

“Nothing short of the integrity and fate of our democracy is on the line.”