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WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence:
"The testimony this morning by FBI Director James Comey that the Trump campaign is under investigation for potential collusion with Russia underscores the need for a bipartisan, independent investigative commission. The American people deserve answers, and Congress must demand a full accounting.
“It’s also deeply concerning that Republicans focused on the false issue of leaks rather than asking serious questions about Russia’s assault on our democracy. This further demonstrates that is past time to establish a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia's interference in our election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Our national security and the foundations of our system are at stake.”