VP Mike Pence: Comey’s firing wasn’t due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON– Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday praised President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey and insisted the decision wasn’t due to the ongoing probe into alleged ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

“As has been stated repeatedly and the President has been told, he’s not under investigation,” Pence told reporters on Capitol Hill. He added: “There is no evidence of collusion between our campaign and any Russian officials.”

He said it was the “right decision at the right time,” adding that Comey’s successor will restore the bureau’s credibility.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s