Local lawmakers are reacting to former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire called the testimony "a serious indictment of the President's character and his commitment to the rule of law."
She said the testimony made clear that President Donald Trump tried to influence Comey regarding the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's connections to Russia.
Another New Hampshire Democrat, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, said she found Comey's testimony "very troubling."
Among her concerns, she said, "is the disturbing claim that President Trump did not express any interest or urgency into getting the facts on Russia's interference in our elections."
New Hampshire's junior Senator, Democrat Maggie Hassan, said Comey's testimony "underscored how significant Russian interference in our 2016 election was." She said she was particularly concerned that Trump "demanded the FBI Director's loyalty and attempted to influence an ongoing FBI investigation."
Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster said Thursday's testimony reaffirmed that "many questions remain regarding the interference of Russia in our elections." She said it also highlighted "a disturbing relationship between President Trump and the Justice Department."
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Comey appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday to discuss his firing, his private conversations with Trump and what he could about the ongoing investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 election.