Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement: 


“It is deeply troubling that in the middle of the investigation into the Trump campaign, the President has removed the very person responsible for getting the American people the answers they deserve. The timing of this is suspect at best. It is abundantly clear that we need a special prosecutor to get to work immediately to get a full grasp of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia so the public finally knows what happened, who was involved, and why. The importance of moving this investigation outside of the Administration’s reach cannot be overstated.”