VIDEO - Coons on Boente forced resignation: “President Trump is signaling that he is asserting his authority over the Department of Justice. I am concerned about an abrupt action by the president given ways that this investigation is closing in on his inner circle.”

“I’ll remind you that when the former FBI Director James Comey was fired initially there were offered reasons that had to do with his handling of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail investigation. Then President Trump himself went on national television and said it had to do with the Russia thing,” said Coons.

“The reason I sent a letter questioning the timing and the reasons behind the resignation of Dana Boente was because of this now-increasing pattern of behavior by the president of trying to interfere in this ongoing investigation. It’s possible that this is entirely without reason for alarm, but I think the circumstances around the departure of Dana Boente raise legitimate questions.”

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