Former FBI Director James Comey is contending that the special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election should be released in full. He said Republicans were wrong to say that Justice Department rules stood in the way of transparency.”It is hard to imagine,” wrote Comey, “a case of greater public interest than one focused on the efforts of a foreign adversary to damage our democracy, and in which the president of the United States is a subject.” Unhappy that he was not seerving his interests, President Donald Trump fired Comey in 2017. (The Hill, March 4, 2019, by Brooke Seipel)
Comey cited a number of cases in which the Justice Department made full disclosure of their investigation including that of the 2014 death of Michael Brown, killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Comey said the department recognized the need for transparency as the killing incited unrest throughout the country. (AlterNet, March 5, 2019, by Alex Henderson)
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