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Legislator Comments on FBI Director Nominee

June 7, 2017, 8:28 AM HST
* Updated June 7, 8:31 AM
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Sen. Mazie K. Hirono, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Chris Wray as the next director of the FBI:

“At a time when we have so many concerns about President Trump’s interference with the FBI’s investigation of his team’s ties with Russia, it is critical that our next FBI director remains fiercely independent of the White House. By his own admission, Donald Trump fired the former FBI director, James Comey, with the hope it would bring the Russia investigation to an end. In doing so, the president forfeited any benefit of the doubt with this nomination. I will be looking closely to see if Donald Trump’s nominee, Chris Wray, will approach the responsibilities of the job seriously and free of politics. His loyalty pledge must be to the Constitution and the country, not to Donald Trump.”

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