Cantwell Statement on the Firing of FBI Director James Comey

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

“People are sitting at home, knowing that the Russians have interfered with our elections and now they see that this is the third person that's been fired by this administration. People want to know, was this because someone was closing in on information about that investigation that might have incriminated people within the administration? My constituents want answers about who knew about the Russian interference. My colleagues in the Senate and House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees are going to continue to investigate, but we need a special independent prosecutor to get the answers for the American people and demand accountability,” said Senator Cantwell.