May 12, 2017

Statement by President of American Constitution Society Regarding the Changing Rationale for Dismissal of FBI Director

Caroline Fredrickson, Donald Trump, James Comey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement:

“The events surrounding Comey's firing raise questions for investigators in Congress and the Department of Justice. The most immediate questions are why, why now and whether the administration will appoint a truly independent investigator. The dismissal politicized the Bureau and jeopardizes the rule of law. What will stop the president from demanding loyalty from the next FBI director over a piece of chocolate cake? The most important obligations of the FBI director are to the American people and the Constitution.”

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