ILLINOIS (KFVS) - On Tuesday, May 9, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. After this action was taken the following statements were released by IL U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL).
U.S. Senator Durbin released the his statement after the announcement made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer that FBI Director James Comey had been terminated.
Senator Duckworth restated an earlier call for an independent investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia:
The release out of Washington D.C. goes on to say "It is not clear why Attorney General Sessions, who previously claimed he would recuse himself from all Russia-related matters, was involved in firing the law enforcement official leading the Russia investigation. There are simply too many questions raised by tonight's actions, and the American people deserve nothing less than answers from an independent investigator."