Thursday, June 8, 2017

Local lawmakers split over Comey testimony

Posted By on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 12:59 PM

click to enlarge Lamborn: It's all "political theatrics." - FILE PHOTOS
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  • Lamborn: It's all "political theatrics."
Two federal lawmakers from Colorado have very different points of view on former FBI director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

While Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs, says it's time to move on, Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat, says issues involving possible obstruction of justice by President Trump should be examined further.

First, Lamborn's statement on Thursday:
Today, in a Senate hearing, former FBI Director James Comey had the opportunity to comment on many facets of his professional relationship with President Trump. He also weighed-in with his thoughts on Russian meddling in American political computer networks during the timeframe surrounding the 2016 election. The former Director refused, under multiple avenues of questioning, to state that the President impeded or obstructed any investigations. I hope that we can now move on from the political theatrics of this hearing and return the focus to the important policy work being done to improve the lives of the American people.

Here's Bennet's statement:
click to enlarge Bennet: More examination needed.
  • Bennet: More examination needed.
Today’s hearing underscored that this investigation, in combination with the special counsel, must lead us to the whole truth and a resolution for the American people.

“The legal case for obstruction of justice is a critical question that the special counsel must examine further. We must also keep our eye on the larger issue: Russian interference in our elections. Former Director Comey’s testimony makes clear that the President is more concerned about his own self-interest than holding the Russians accountable and safeguarding our democracy.
For highlights of Comey's testimony, go to this CNN site.

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