MURPHY STATEMENT ON FORMER FBI DIRECTOR COMEY’S TESTIMONY

Murphy: “The American people deserve to hear the president’s side of the story in a similar forum – under oath and open to the press.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Thursday on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee:

“It’s hard to overstate the impact of Jim Comey’s testimony today. For the first time, under oath and penalty of perjury, the former FBI Director testified that the president repeatedly pressed him for a pledge of loyalty, and asked him to drop the investigation into illegal activity of a White House staffer at the center of the Russia probe. A couple months later, after neither request was fulfilled, Trump fired him,” said Murphy. “That confirms that media reports aren’t ‘fake news’ – they’re very real and very concerning.”

“Every day, it seems like the walls are closing in on this president. What’s most important is that investigators in the Senate and at the Department of Justice get all the facts and find the truth. If the White House’s account differs from what we heard today, the American people deserve to hear the president’s side of the story in a similar forum – under oath and open to the press,” added Murphy.

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