Chairman Crowley on Reports that President Trump Asked Then-FBI Director Comey to Drop Michael Flynn Investigation

May 16, 2017

(Washington, DC) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on reports that President Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to drop his agency’s investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“If true, this is a blatant abuse of power. It’s abundantly clear that an independent commission is absolutely necessary to protect the integrity of our Republic and restore the American people’s faith in government. The House and Senate should schedule a vote immediately to ensure that a thorough, independent, and bipartisan investigation is completed as quickly as possible.”