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Congressman Tim Ryan

Representing the 13th District of Ohio

Congressman Tim Ryan Releases Statement Following Director Comey’s Public Testimony to Senate Intelligence Committee

June 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Tim Ryan today released the following statement following former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

“As the nation was transfixed by Director Comey’s testimony, I could not help but feel an overwhelming sense of sadness for the state of affairs that our current President has put us in. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Russia interfered in our election and that former and current senior officials in the President’s own administration are under investigation. Now, thanks to the testimony of James Comey, we’ve seen the lengths that President Trump went to interfere in that ongoing investigation. It is painfully clear that when Director Comey signaled that he would not put loyalty to Donald Trump above his commitment to the pursuit of truth, he paid for it with his job. While many shocking and unnerving details came to light during this hearing, the fundamental truth remains: President Trump and his team have put extraordinary effort into downplaying, ignoring, and flat out derailing an investigation into an attack from a hostile foreign adversary against our very democracy. In the Trump White House, Donald Trump comes first, draining the swamp comes last ,” said Congressman Ryan.