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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier’s Statement on Appointment of Special Counsel to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties

May 17, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to oversee the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to special counsel is a significant step in the investigation into President Trump’s campaign and connections to Russia, and offers reassurance that our government institutions are holding up under enormous pressure. Based on his reputation, I expect Director Mueller to pursue the investigation in a professional manner and to follow the facts wherever they may lead. It remains imperative that Congress assert its constitutional responsibility by conducting its own investigation to run parallel with the special counsel. It is long past time for Republican leadership to stop whistling past the graveyard, put the needs of our country first, and get to the bottom of this very serious matter.”