Ktvu – Turmoil at the FBI after Director Comey’s firing made for an especially lively political town hall Tuesday evening in Marin County.
A few hundred people packed an auditorium at Dominican University in San Rafael.
Congressman Jared Huffman told the crowd that he, like other Democrats, wants a special prosecutor and independent commission to look into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.
“As much as I questioned Comey’s judgment, I always felt that he was at least independent, not some partisan hack.”
Huffman finds it suspicious for President Trump to turn against Comey now.
“The FBI investigation was getting a little close to home on these Russian connections. We’ll see what happens from here, but I think at the very least, this very political act by Donald Trump has slowed down that investigation.”
Impeachment will happen if handful of Republicans in Congress join Dems to put country above party. Or in 2019 after Dems win the House. https://t.co/g9U67QY2gg
— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) May 12, 2017
The FB upheaval lent new urgency to the event, which had been planned previously, Huffman’s eleventh town hall since December.
“President Trump has brought a level of demagoguery, corruption, secrecy, and recklessness to the White House, that I’m not sure our country has ever experienced,” he declared in his opening statements.
The town hall theme was “Holding the President Accountable”, with three prominent attorneys contributing to the discussion.
“We have to support the judiciary,” urged Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Constitution Society.
“Without it, we really don’t have a way of holding Donald Trump, his administration, or anybody, accountable.”