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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement in Response to Former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s Appointment as Special Prosecutor

May 18, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s appointment as special prosecutor:

“I welcome the U.S. Department of Justice’s appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to oversee any investigations into potential ties between President Trump, his administration, and Russian operatives.  Mr. Mueller has an impeccable reputation as being impartial and nonpartisan, and has served our country well under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.  As I have stated in the past, appointing a special prosecutor to investigate any allegations of wrongdoing has been long overdue and it will be important for Mr. Mueller to have complete independence and the proper resources to lead this investigation.”

“President Trump’s desire to wish this investigation away has no credibility in our democratic system.  This is a very serious matter that commands our utmost respect for the rule of law, and appointing a special prosecutor will demonstrate to the American people that this government has no interest in undermining the credibility of the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, or the law of the land.  The American people have a right to know the truth, and an unbiased special prosecutor will help us to credibly arrive at that truth in a timely manner.”

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