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Goodlatte Statement on Dismissal of FBI Director James Comey

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Washington, May 9, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey:

“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.”
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