Saturday, May 20, 2017
Pallone Statement on Special Prosecutor to Investigate Trump-Russia Connection
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2017
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr, released the following statement after former FBI Director Robert Mueller III was appointed as special prosecutor:
“Director Mueller is a respected public servant who served honorably during his decade as Director of the FBI. I hope his appointment as special prosecutor can bring greater independence to the FBI’s inquiry into the Trump-Russia connection.
“I will also be watching closely to ensure that the Trump administration allows Director Mueller’s investigation to be truly independent. President Trump has taken extraordinary measures to avoid accountability and transparency on Russia and it is imperative that Congressional committees continue their inquiries. Congress must also reserve the right to form an independent commission if necessary."