Senate Intelligence Committee Chair on Comey Firing: ‘I am Troubled By the Timing and Reasoning’
Shortly after the political world was rocked by the bombshell announcement of FBI Director James Comey’s firing, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr released a statement.
With the committee involved in an investigation into Russian election interference and potential collusion with associates of Donald Trump, the Republican lawmaker expressed concern about the timing of the termination.
— Richard Burr (@SenatorBurr) May 9, 2017
As some noted, Burr’s statement was a bit tougher than may have been expected from a GOP senator, even one that is involved in an active investigation of Trump/Russia.
Richard Burr statement on the Comey firing harsher than some Dems. https://t.co/aMD8mpMl8K
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 9, 2017
SIREN: Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr says he's "troubled by the timing and reasoning" of firing; says COMEY has been helpful to inquiry
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 9, 2017
This incredible statement is from Republican Senator Richard Burr, the President's own party, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. https://t.co/vJ5HkHyGK5
— Philippe Reines (@PhilippeReines) May 10, 2017
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