Scenic photo of Dismals Canyon

Aderholt Statement on Testimony of Former FBI Director James Comey

June 8, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.


"There has been a lot of talk and speculation about what Mr. Comey would say today, but as we listened to the testimony, I think it is important to note what he didn’t say.


“Mr. Comey did not say how the Russians somehow convinced Hillary Clinton to put a private email server in her basement. He also did not reveal how the Russians and/or the Trump campaign convinced Mrs. Clinton’s campaign to completely ignore the mathematically critical states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin during the last months of the 2016 campaign.


“Simply put, anyone would be concerned about the Russians or any foreign country trying to involve themselves in American elections. But I think it is equally important to note that they did not affect the outcome. That belongs to the candidates.”


In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.


For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: