WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement following the dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey:

"The dismissal of the FBI Director raises serious questions, especially as Trump campaign officials are under investigation by the FBI. The American people deserve the facts and to know that decisions made by the Department of Justice are based on those facts, no matter who and no matter what they might lead to. This is clear: We need an independent commission and a special prosecutor to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election."