Tester Statement on Firing of FBI Director James Comey

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as he was leading an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia:

“No one is above being held accountable, not even the President of the United States. The FBI has a long history of playing a critical role in investigating matters of national security. I am deeply concerned that this decision will result in an abandonment of the FBI’s ongoing efforts and it underscores the urgent need for an independent investigation.”

In February, Tester called for an independent investigation after Russia coordinated cyberattacks on our election process.