“The FBI investigation into the Russian impact on the 2016 election must continue. There must be an independent investigation that the American people can trust,” Comstock said in a statement released shortly after midnight Tuesday.Comstock previously said she supported investigations by the House and Senate intelligence committees, but did not endorse the creation of an independent commission with subpoena power. She served as director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice under John Ashcroft.“Both Democrats and Republicans attacked the FBI Director at various times for various reasons and called for his ouster. However, I can’t defend or explain tonight’s actions or timing of the firing of FBI Director James Comey,” she said in the statement.
May 10, 2017 at 3:19 PM EDT