Durbin Demands Info On Comey Firing, Status Of Russia Investigation

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., listens to a reporter's question before a Democratic policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Soon after learning that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) took to the Senate floor to voice concerns that the investigation Comey was leading into the Trump campaign’s alleged coordination with the Russian government during the 2016 election will end with his dismissal.

“The termination and removal of James Comey as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation raises the critical question as to whether the FBI investigation into the Russian interference in the last presidential campaign will continue, and whether the investigation into any collusion or involvement  by the Trump campaign will also be investigated by the FBI,” he said. “Any attempt to stop or undermine this FBI investigation would raise grave constitutional issues. We await clarification by the White House as soon as possible as to whether this investigation will continue and whether it will have a credible lead, so we know it will have a just outcome.”