Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Rep. Sewell Statement on Reported Trump Request to End Flynn Probe

May 16, 2017
Press Release
In memo, Comey reportedly alleges President requested end to investigation

Washington, D.C. – In a memo reported today, former FBI Director James Comey claimed that President Trump urged him to “let this go” in regards to the FBI’s investigation of Michael Flynn. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, releases the following statement:

“The independence of our law enforcement agencies from the reach of the White House is a fundamental feature of the rule of law in our country,” said Rep. Sewell. “If true, James Comey’s reported allegations suggest that our President may have tried to obstruct the FBI’s investigation into a matter of national security. The House Intelligence Committee has a responsibility to get to the bottom of these claims, and I will work with Members on both sides of the aisle to bring Comey back to the Committee to gather more information. The American public is tired of attempts to derail, dismiss, and devalue this investigation, and I will settle for nothing less than a full account of Comey’s meeting with President Trump.”

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Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.