Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum Joins Call for Independent Investigation of White House

Twenty state attorneys general request the appointment of independent special counsel following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joined 19 other state attorneys general in a letter to Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that calls President Donald Trump's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey a "violation of the public trust" and requesting the appointment of an independent special counsel to continue the investigation Comey had been overseeing into alleged foreign influence in the Trump campaign.

Rosenstein this morning met with leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, who were holding open hearings with military and intelligence agency leaders, including the acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Under questioning from Senators including Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden, McCabe contradicted the White House story about Comey’s firing—as did President Trump himself, in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt.

The letter co-signed by Rosenblum (who is married to the co-owner of WW‘s parent company) can be found here. The text is below.