Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to discuss Tuesday’s firing of FBI Director James Comey who was leading an investigation into President Donald Trump and his associates’ connections to the Russian government.
“The timing of Mr. Comey’s dismissal raises questions,” Franken said, “and Mr. Trump’s decision to abruptly fire the man leading an investigation that could implicate the Trump administration should shock the conscience of every American who believes that no man or woman is above the law, and who has faith in the fair and impartial pursuit of justice.”
“Now, the White House attempted to preemptively dispel any suspicion by announcing that President Trump fired the director quote based on the clear recommendations unquote of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The White House released several documents to back up that claim. A letter from President Trump to director Comey firing him. A letter from Attorney General Sessions to President Trump recommending that Comey be fired and a memo written by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.”
Franken said, “Mr. President, these documents really create more questions than they answer.”
Watch Franken deconstruct Trump’s letter point by point, below: