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Alabama Leaders react to James Comey’s testimony

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, former FBI Director James Comey testified about his private meeting with President Trump.

US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said, “Today’s testimony by James Comey was more of a media circus than any sort of productive hearing. As I have said before, we should allow the investigatory process to play out and stop trying to litigate this issue in the national news meda. We should follow the facts and the law and nothing but the facts and the law.”

US Senator Luther Strange (R) said, “Since day one, the Senate Intelligence Committee, along with the Justice Department, has been handling the allegations about Director Comey with transparency and professionalism, and today’s hearing shows they’re continuing to do so. Meanwhile, I’m focused on getting the Trump agenda passed and delivering on the issues that affect the daily lives of Alabamians– repealing Obamacare, building the border wall, stopping illegal immigration, and revamping our tax code.”

Strange added, “The American people elected Donald Trump as President. Not because of what the FBI director said or did last year, but because he understood their concerns and had a plan to make America great again. I’m working with his administration to do just that.”

Congressman Mo Brooks said, “I was an Assistant District Attorney in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, helped to manage the grand jury and had dozens of felony jury trials. Then later on I was the District Attorney in Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama, supervised the grand jury and jury trials. So I have some prosecutorial experience.”

Brooks added, “On the legal side, it was a clear slam-dunk win for President Trump and the White House. By way of example, no evidence of any kind of collusion with the Russians, Donald Trump is cleared on that. Number two, with respect to these allegations of obstruction of justice, it is quite clear that there is no evidence that whatever the President said or did hampered, retarded, or hindered in any way what the FBI investigation was doing . . . I would contend that this was a major legal victory for the White House and President Trump.”

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Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley said, :Today, former FBI Director James Comey confirmed that he had multiple conversations with President Trump regarding the Russia investigation, and that Trump may now be under investigation for obstruction of justice,” said Nancy Worley, Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party. “Mr. Comey said he believed Trump was ‘looking to get something in exchange for granting my request to stay in the job.’ Trump’s behavior is deeply disturbing, as is his apparent contempt for American democracy. The American people deserve to know what is really going on here, and to see justice served,” added Worley.”


Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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