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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver Releases Statement Regarding James Comey

May 10, 2017
Press Release

(Kansas City, MO) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement regarding the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

"I expect more information to be revealed within the coming days but this doesn't look good for the current administration - to fire your top investigator in the middle of an investigation? Each time we have these incidents, it knocks down the people's faith in our government. I am calling for an independent investigation into President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. This shouldn't be a partisan issue. It's time for a special prosecutor."

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. A high-resolution photo of Congressman Cleaver is available here. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or